Eye Candy: Swales men

By: Michael Matson
3.16.2010
 


For many photographers, the power of their images lies in the context of their connectedness to their overall body of work. For others, like Toronto-based photographer Greg Swales, images that fit seamlessly into a collection are also strong stand alone creations. He places to die for models in sexy scenarios that often resemble real life moments—the way our memory catalogs them as snapshots. Swales achieves this by combining the rawness of photojournalism with modern cinematography's aesthetic delights. His men are more than beefcake teasing us with their goods; they are the seductive stars of imagined movies. And Swales' inviting compositions and color palates can be traced directly to his experience as an oil painter. I would love to see him have a go at directing a film. Jump for more of Swales' men.

Photo: Greg Swales

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Photo: Greg Swales

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Photo: Greg Swales

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Photo: Greg Swales

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Photo: Greg Swales
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