Remember the Male Body of Week ? We are happy to present a guest entry by the photographer behind those fantastic images, Mariah Carle.
“Every day we view images of nude women, yet there are very few nude male images available. Those that do manage to make it to the publishers stands are dedicated to other men. Subsequently, men have a plethora of images to look at – of women as well as other men.
What about us women? We want our images of nude men to ogle and enjoy!
Thousands of California photographers will happily work with women clients, but many will refuse to photograph a nude male… I on the other hand am more then happy to fill that specialized au natural niche!
Here are three common reasons male clients come to my studio:
1. I receive calls from both men and women asking if I shoot male nudes. Usually their wives or girfriends want sexy images of them in the buff. Sometimes guys want to give their wife a unique gift. Many times it is the ladies who are calling me up to set the appointment. Ladies enjoy looking at men just as often as men enjoy looking at ladies!
2. Some guys just like to show off their exhibitionist side. I work with many people who have a wild side: they enjoy the thrill of being nude outdoors and they love the excitement of having their picture taken. Many men just want a collection of great images of themselves before they lose their hair and the paunch starts to show. Other clients are proud of new weight loss and want to show off the body they have spent hours at the gym working for.
3. The dirty little word “art”. I participate in several arts shows each year. The majority of them have a very unbalanced percentage of nude women on the gallery walls. I have been trying hard to submit more male art as well as partake in shows that not only accept male nudes, but emphasize them as legitimate art. To be able to submit more wonderful male nude photography – and by doing that change the general attitude towards male nudity in art – men are more than welcome to undress in front of my camera.”
Photographer, specialized in boudoir and nude photography
of both men and women.
Website: Bay Area Boudoir