By Christopher Makos"The most modern photographer in America."
-- Andy Warhol
In this latest collection of his work, internationally famous photographer Christopher Makos brings his keen eye and considerable talents to bear upon that most classically of subjects: the male nude. Ranging from formal compositions and head shots to the more traditional nudes, Makos displays the full range of work by one of the seminal figures in world of modern photography. True to his boldly graphic photo journalistic style, Makos is that rarest of items ... a truly original artistic look at the male form.
Christopher Makos's work is in the permanent collection of more than one hundred museums and major private collections worldwide. His photography has appeared in magazines as varied as Vanity Fair and the Harvard Business Review. Makos is his fourth book. He lives and works in New York City.
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In this lyrical collection, the black male nude as subject is taken beyond what has become the conventional expectation and experience. Working specifically with the formal elements of composition and light, Maia not only dramatically displays the beauty of the male form but also challenges the existing depictions of black men as photographic subject. Sensual, erotic, and beautiful, Marcelo Maia's work attracts the eye for both its technical skill and the artistic grace of his portraits.
Marcelo Maia was born and raised in Brazil. He know lives and works in New York City.