Photo Friday with Ryan McGinley
35 year-old American photographer Ryan McGinley takes the kind of photos that make one want to quit the city and run amuck in the wild. The photographer is known for his portraits of nude models, and for staging shoots in gorgeous natural landscapes across America.The images are like chapters to a story about youthful energy, freedom, love, and escape—themes that are largely created by the vulnerability that nudity imposes.
The artist stated in an interview, “Yeah sometimes we were naked all day, and there was an instant bond. When you’re naked you can’t hide anything, and you become very close with people incredibly quickly.”
The young artist stole the spotlight almost a decade ago with his documentary photographs of the youth of New York, and has since moved on to more conceptual work. He produces both commercial and fine art photography all with a distinctive and unmistakable style. You can find more of his work on his website.