About the Book
This project Men of Color- Vol 1 (A grown and sexy journey using poetry and photography) started out as a project to reclaim a love for photography. By using my own self written poetry and my own photography capturing real brothers in erotic poses, the focus is on the mental, physical and untapped sex appeal. At first I was apprehensive since we live in such a suspicious society, but what I found was enthusiasm and each brother had a unique story behind his eyes. Men of Color exude a sensuality and eroticism, which has been captured, boxed, and mass-produced to sell everything from shoes, clothes, liquor and to yes sex. However, often times overlooked or missed is what lay behind the swagger, the muscles, the bald head, the Caesar and fade cuts, the six pack…the suit, the uniform, the hip hop gear, the cars, the jewelry, friends and lovers, ..….A Man with dreams, emotion, fears, successes, a deep real love.
Not to be trapped behind the skyscrapers overshadowing our lives or the concrete jungle we maneuver, we each are on a journey through life. The challenge is not to stay in one experience but rather live life to the fullest and learn from our past to propel us into the future.
The brothers most having never modeled come nationally and internationally from various heritages and ancestry…European, African, Indian, Latin. Each one helped bring his own sex appeal in each picture and by each poem. Experience real photography and real poetry without being changed or enhanced. Thank You.
Sex Appeal, Color and Imagery…what would life be without it?
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Standard Portrait, 7.75×9.75 in, 20×25 cm
- Publish Date Oct 12, 2009
- Language English
- Tags african american men, men of color, black men, erotic photography, body builder, fine art, african american, male photography, male model, latin men, nude, physique, poetry, eroticism, nudity, latino, black, male, artistic, men, art, masculine, photography, sensual
Northern CA based published freelance photographer and project manager with over 17 yrs experience focusing on lifestyle photography using real people in natural settings, natural lighting. I capture the sensual realism in our lives of men and women. It's that untapped sex appeal that's we each have but often times overlooked. The shots in my port have not been enhanced and the majority of models having never been shot prior as I love realism period in all respects. As I've learned from the focus group I had for MOC V1...people want and crave realism in photography and life. Plainly put...Photoshop is not on my list of to do items after a photoshoot. An agency wants to see the real you, not a manufactured you that doesn't match you in person. My shots are reality...what I capture is what you see, no chasers. Projects: Coffeetable books Men of Color -MOCV1 (Published 11/08) -MOCV2 (Published 11/08) -MOCV3 Shadows (Published 12/08) -Man About My Love: Poetry Published 12/08