Sunday, January 23, 2011
'DAYDREAMIN' with Cerberus Inc
Dan Skinner from Cerberus Inc has always been one of my favorite artists to profile. Dan is a digital photographer, artist and writer whose work has been a frequent part of FH.
Last June when I was writing about Dan's first book 'Coverboy' I wrote this about his work with couples:
'One of the things I love so much about Dan's work is his ability beautifully depict scenes of male love. It seems many of those who showcase two men together seem to struggle with separating love and sex. Not that sex is not apart of love of course, it is simply not the only thing. Dan clearly knows this with scenes of lust, longing, passion, anger, sadness, pain and every other emotion associated with a relationship. Dan is not simply one of my favorite artists at showcasing male love, he is also one of the best.'
The shot above and it's title 'daydreamin' is a great example of the power of Dan's work. Yes, Dan's work is sexy, erotic and passionate... but what stands out to me are the shots which show small, everyday moments in the lives of couples. Many photographers, most Internet sites and I dare to say the mainstream public jump straight (pun intended) to images of sex when thinking or portraying gay couples. Dan's inclusion of the quiet beautiful moments elevate his work from great to something special.
When one fantasizes the mind generally leaps strongly to lust....hot, sexual, erotic encounters. When one daydreams the mind drifts to a kiss, hand holding, intimacy, warmth and love. Dan is one of a few who knows how to masterfully blend them both together.
-Check out Cerberus on MM HERE:
-If you have not already, check out all of Dan's work on FH, including extensive shoots with Dan's muse and FH Favorite Dave Wilkinson HERE:
Check out Dan's shoot 'The Parents Are Away' featuring models Dave Wilkinson and Taylor Carron in BLAKE MAGAZINE HERE: