Photographer RYAN MCGINLEY: a fresh take on nude

by | May 10, 2010 | PHOTOGRAPHY

I found Ryan’s work via Rachel Hulin’s photography blog. This series, aptly named photographs, caught me as out of the ordinary. Elsewhere on his site are more typical, sterile nude photographs, black and white works that while technically proficient and demonstrating an advanced grasp of studio light, these works pale in comparison to the color series shown here. Individuals and insecurities shine through the cross-processed images, often making the exposed flesh less focal and the person therein more prevalent. None of the images are static, there is movement and motion in all of them, even when McGinley’s subjects are seemingly still (which is rarely the case). It seems there are two series in this one; the personal, and the distant, yet both have distinct personality.



I found Ryan’s work via Rachel Hulin’s photography blog. This series, aptly named photographs, caught me as out of the ordinary. Elsewhere on his site are more typical, sterile nude photographs, black and white works that while technically proficient and demonstrating an advanced grasp of studio light, these works pale in comparison to the color series shown here. Individuals and insecurities shine through the cross-processed images, often making the exposed flesh less focal and the person therein more prevalent. None of the images are static, there is movement and motion in all of them, even when McGinley’s subjects are seemingly still (which is rarely the case). It seems there are two series in this one; the personal, and the distant, yet both have distinct personality.









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