Monday, November 06, 2006

David Vance: Timeless

Michelangelo’s “David” today is called Steve. As if the ancient Gods descended from the mountain of
Olympus. This is how the male Gods of the antique would look like today; with athletic bodies of immaculate beauty - a kind of beauty unwilling to adapt to the sign of the times as in an eternal beautyeousness. Men of timeless elegance presented in classic and romantic poses - absorbed in thought or caught in an elegant movement unaware of the viewer’s presence.

These moments are captured in gorgeous black-and-white photography. If you wanted to create living images of the statues of divinities, the real men shown here help make a reality of that fantasy and prove there are still Gods among us. This is a classic imagery, which through the modern men in the images in no way seems dated.

Along with photographing men, David Vance is also a successful advertising photographer as well as editorial contributor in Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, Interview and Men's Health, among others. A list of some of the stars he has photographed includes such luminaries as William Baldwin, Toni Braxton, Gloria Estefan and Sophia Loren. His first books published by Bruno Gmünder have long-since sold out.

Photobook, hardcover, 96 Pges, 8.25 x 11.25 inch, 21,5 x 28,5 cm