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.