Art should be inclusive, so when the public can see men that look like them or men in their lives represented, that art is better received. We talked to Abigail about her intentions behind this unusual project, the unexpected response she had in regards and how a nude photography contest jury first accepted, then rejected the photos because they were too… nude. Widewalls: How would you describe the experience of approaching these men for portraits? Were there any unexpected or particular reactions? The way the shoots go, it could still be presented that way but I also love candid and editorial photography so many images have that aesthetic. Regardless of if they ever share it, the process is eye-opening and healing for men.
Marlee. Age: 31.
For more on Abigail Ekue, visit her website.
Clare. Age: 30.
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Do you have any plans doing similar work, maybe simply continue the series? The way the shoots go, it could still be presented that way but I also love candid and editorial photography so many images have that aesthetic. You open a sort of a Pandora box. After applying for the juried show, and having my selection of non-erotic nude photographs chosen for the show, I reached out to the curator to ask for a graphic or link I could use for promotion the date of the show had been pushed back. Remember me on this computer Forgot Password. AE: When I first started Bare Men , the men I approached were friends who I figured would agree to pose for me and I knew we could get some great photos.