Extreme Portraiture

I've used some traditional and some modern portraiture techniques to capture these men and to show something beyond the two-dimensional. There's no way to capture the true character of a man with a photo, only aspects of it. I've chosen to depict some of the components of a man's character that are not always seen or on show. I've included both studio and location work. Many of the men are nude or partially so - perhaps enhancing the sense of revelation and exposure, ultimately a fundamental part of most portraiture. Some of these photos are of men as they see themselves, some of when as I see them, and some as an accidental combination of the two.