Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Jordan Gutierrez - Ryan McGinley

McGinley was a photographer born in New Jersey most known for his candid portraiture. Naked bodies almost fill up google's image search when his name is typed. Not in a overpowering manner though but rather soft, and gentle poses of what seem to be younger adults, or older teenagers. Scenes are playful and some photos actually involve animals. Maybe to "relax" the picture more so? I'm not entirely sure but there is definitely a mood difference when you see a body by itself and then when you see one with an animal. Innocence may be interpreted by their graceful, un-provocative body language, which makes the viewer a little more comfortable to be viewing it. It made me feel more comfortable at least, I'm sure I wouldnt be the only one who would think that.

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