Dylan Ricci restores the male nude to its rightful place in the world of fine art photography by recapturing the purity and formality pioneered by Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston and other master photographers of the 1920’s and 30’s. Ricci’s images are stylish, classic with a sense of timeless beauty often lacking in contemporary male nude photography. While studying sculpture in Florence, Ricci came to believe that the male body, at its physical peak, is the most pure and beautiful form of art. In his quest to escape the often cliched depictions of male nudes in contemporary fine art photography, Dylan discards the swords, Roman pillars, unmade beds and other paraphernalia to capture the purity, sensuality and sculptural beauty of the male body. He concentrates on lighting, shadow and composition to lift his beautiful men from the two dimensional world of the photographic image to create images of the male nude that are timeless and which capture the true beauty, power and majesty of the male body. In addition to being published in a number of international art magazines and fine art photography books, Ricci’s male nude photographs are held in galleries and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Dylan Ricci was born in Rome in 1966 and moved to Australia with his family at the age of seven. He currently divides his time between Asia and Europe.
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