Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Photographing Men

The Cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed on Asbury Park Beach for Out IN Jersey Magazine"Backbone""Shy" - Young Shirtless Man, B&W Portrait Naked Boys Singing... and Jumping on Asbury Park BeachThe Cast of Naked Boys Singing on Asbury Park BeachSeph, from the cast of Naked Boys Singing: Asbury Park Beach
Ryan from the Cast of Naked Boys Singing: Asbury Park Beach PhotoshootRicky from the Cast of Naked Boys Singing Posing on Asbury Park BeachDylan from the cast of Naked Boys Singing: Asbury Park Beach PhotoshootDavid from the Cast of Naked Boys Singing on Asbury Park BeachDavid from the Cast of Naked Boys Singing on Asbury Park BeachChris from the Cast of Naked Boys Singing on Asbury Park Beach Photoshoot
The Cast of Naked Boys Singing on Asbury Park Beach. B&WBook Cover: BackboneMan in White TankLove 4 All (former: Love Sparks) Photographing MenMr. X: The Beauty of a Dark Angel
Triptych: Facing the Law Triptych: Facing the Law"Back at the Law"UniformFacing the Law Arts on Wheels at NYC Pride 2011
Photographing Men, a set on Flickr.

I've attended many photography workshops in my life. And each time, whenever there was a need of a live model, the model was a young woman (or women).

The cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed on Asbury Park Beach for a cover photo-shoot. Photo by Alina Oswald.
The cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed on Asbury Park Beach for a cover photo-shoot. Photo by Alina Oswald.


The cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed on Asbury Park Beach for a cover photo-shoot. Photo by Alina Oswald.
The cast of Naked Boys Singing photographed on Asbury Park Beach for a cover photo-shoot. Photo by Alina Oswald.



So I couldn't help but wonder where the male models were... And while they never showed up in classes, I made a point to find them myself. Here are a a few of them, immortalized in images capturing their portraits, editorials, and events. Some of the images ended up as book covers, others as magazine covers. Some were part of art shows or books.



Guys in Action: Celebrating soccer victory on the streets of Berlin, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Guys in Action: Celebrating soccer victory on the streets of Berlin, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Guys in Action: Riding by a Biergarten in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Guys in Action: Riding by a Biergarten in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Three version of a male model in uniform, against a Manhattan silhouette background.
Facing the Law. Photo by Alina Oswald.
I found my models, at Gay Pride events, Halloween Parades, artists (especially when photographing them for their own portfolios), or among my friends (much appreciated, guys!), whenever I was trying to experiment with different ideas, including those involving vampires. Other images just... happened, as they always tend to do.


Man in black jeans and jacket, with sunglasses, leans agains a graffiti wall. Photo by Alina Oswald.
I took this image while working on a vampire fashion photography series. Shapes & Graffiti. Photo by Alina Oswald.


Hope you'll enjoy some of the images posted in here.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Alina Oswald
Writer/Photographer
Author of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of AIDS

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