I used to have a Holga camera when I was 16. I, an angsty teen at the time was unable to be as careful as one should be with a camera made of plastic, had knocked the damn thing into pieces.
Holga is a cheaper, medium format, plastic toy camera appreciated for it's reliably unreliable results. The plastic construction and simple lens creates unique photos often with blurred distorted edges, vignetting, and flares from light leaks. The double exposure option c'est tres bon.
I wanted to play around with this medium again, now that I have a half a clue what I am doing so I bought another this past week and did some test shots with a beautiful young Greek friend of mine, Andoni. The above being one of the results.
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Mikel Marton is among the newest faces in the field of male nude photography from behind and in front of the lens. With a stimulating blend of male eroticism and the gloss of editorial fashion photography he delivers a unique and dreamy style, testing that sensitive line that separates art and pornography: "Through my eyes (and body) I want to express the male body in a challenging, yet sensitive way, as well as give the viewer a unique opportunity to step inside a stylized version of my own sexual fantasies." My former website 'toxicboy.net' has been put to the grave.
Stay tuned for it's newest incarnation to be reborn.
Mikel is currently represented by the contemporary art gallery "Envoy" in New York City, but he currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. Between NYC and Montreal he alternates between fine and commercial art, mainly focusing on photography; but as well, all visual and design related aspects of his photo works, art direction, and various areas of erotic performance art.
Though his photo publications heavily focus on European Men's Art and Fashion Magazines, his work has been published in a variety of international magazines, art books, newspapers, galleries, museums, and private shows.