Male Nudes - Rankin
Rankin Male Nudes draws its subjects from an anonymous ad for models placed in the classifieds column of London's Time Out magazine.
The subjects were then chosen for their ideas about how they wanted to be portrayed rather than how they looked, making this book a true collaboration between photographer and subject. These men are literally revealing themselves, and the results are funny, sexy, tender, theatrical, and audacious. While naked women appear in advertisements, films, and newspapers with almost relentless frequency, men do not. Rankin Male Nudes asks why this is, aiming to raise the profile of the male form in the mainstream, and explore the attitudes that inform its presentation and reception.
12.7 x 10.34 x 0.63 inches