This collection of photographs is dedicated to images that come from other wellsprings of inspiration; namely the human figure.
Had I not of witnessed such beauty with my own eyes I’d of still believed the world was full of Polio, alcoholism, estranged youth, heroin addiction, disease and death as was my world view for many years of my life. Whether it is the birds I've photographed or the radiant attraction of these models both female and male, this series of work is not about “The Male Gaze”! Rather it is my feeble attempt to describe the meaningful design of life and the high spiritual qualities manifest therein.
I believe in the dignity of the human form; both male and female. I describe the difference between nudity and nakedness as: in nudity we show respect for the body even while at times showing the result of its brokenness or our human condition, nakedness is the stripping of our human dignity while leaving only exploitation or pornography.
It is my hope that these images convey my high respect and believe that we are created in God’s image and that the human form is a vessel of beauty. I consider these nudes to be within the tradition of “life drawing / painting” and as such a part of my art making.