9/27/2008

The Nude Male: 21st Century Visions

David Leddick's newest publication "The Nude Male: 21st Century Visions", hit the stores this past week.

"In 'The Nude Male' David Leddick has assembled the latest and most current survey of the male nude form, as seen through the eyes of today's most important and influential artists".

I am pleased to be featured alongside some of my favorite artists in the field, most especially: Anthony Goicolea, Pierre et Gilles, Vivienne Maricevic (j'adore!), Slava Mogutin, Christophe Chemin, Greg Gorman, John Currin, Dimitiris Yeros, and friend, Ryan Pfluger.

My feature includes a collection of some of my early photos which span across 3 pages (pg. 135-137), and a short bio and commentary written by David, himself:

"MIKEL MARTON is among the newest and most promising faces in the field of male nude photography. He says "I aim to challenge traditional censorship regarding male nudity by blurring the line between what some might find as 'pornography' and 'art'." By placing his models, and himself, within a modern world of technology, he has shown a unique eye for composition and lighting. Though they are strong, they are not raw and are always infused with beauty.

Now living in Montreal, Marton grew up in a small Canadian town, which he believes motivated him to use photography to confront oppression."




The above photo is featured as a two-page spread in the book. I guess you will just have to buy the book to see the rest.

8 comments:

Scott Anthony said...

welcome to the blogging world. ;)

Lynn in DE :) said...

This book is gorgeous! I love it! It was beautifully produced, the colors are wonderful! I love what they did with your photos! My only complaint is that there are not more of YOUR photos included. :p
Bravo Mikel!

mikelmarton said...

My lovely Lynn, David and I are discussing a book of my own at the moment... so that will solve that.
xo

Jose Pedras said...

I already had your site on my links and now I'll had the blog! you're the best ever! love ya

dnytron said...

great blog, great content, great photos

I couldn't stop staring at the photos in your site
I eagerly look forward checking more of your work

saludos
Dan.

Anonymous said...

Can you at least promise to update at least once a week? =)

You're so fucking beautiful Mikel.

movi said...

todos maravillosos, todos perfectos, y son fotos para que nos masturbemos. nada para valorar detalles, sensaciones, movimientos, enhorabuena, eres un fotografo para gays..por cierto esto ultimo es ironia.

ArtSensual said...

Always been a fan of this one. One of my favourites. Thanks for sharing it here.