Lyle: A Penetrating Portrait by Marlen Boro
Fans of Marlen Boro, and FH's Gentlemen of Marlen Boro know the Minneapolis based photographer is a master at capturing the male body. Torsos, arms, legs and bums, not to mention a plethora of penises are all captured with a deliberation of intent to tantalize and excite the viewers senses and desires. Marlen Boro is not generally subtle... he knows what he wants, and he knows what you want and serves to meet the needs of both his models and the many admirers of his work.
With so much explicit sexuality exuding from his massive...ummm...portfolio, it is easy to overlook Marlen's skill and talent as a photographer. His proficiency at creating powerful images is not only focused on male sexuality but as importantly, the complexity of character that makes up being a man in 2012. One of Marlen's greatest gifts is his ability to bring out a subjects sexuality with models of all ages, walks of life and most importantly, in men with all levels of comfortably and confidence. This week Marlen, just temporarily I promise, lifts his lens above the waist to focus on his portrait work.
'I’m not sure if it’s the cooling August weather – the approaching Minnesota State Fair (the bittersweet end of summer) – the latest retooling of my website. Who knows – but it’s a time of reflection. Thinking about my work and my focus, I still feel like my photography is grounded in portraiture. So it’s time for portraits. All above-the-waist action starting with the irresistible Lyle.'
I have featured Marlen's work with Lyle numerous time on FH and he is without a doubt, one my favorite models shot by Marlen. In their most recent collaboration from last month, Lyle puts his glasses on, looking more GQ than frat boy, older, a little wiser with a sexy confidence more keenly present than ever before. Although there are many more incredible images from this shoot, Marlen is going for the slow release, but I will try my best to quicken the process!
If you can't wait, head on over to Marlen's newly revamped site and easily navigate your way to more Lyle and hundreds of the other Gentlemen of Marlen Boro. Be sure to sign up for Marlen's newsletter to get TGOMB delivered directly to your in box! You can also join TEAM BORO to get exclusive access to many more exclusive images from Marlen's archives! Guys who haven’t been showcased yet on the Marlen's blog – images too graphic to share on an artistic site – and photoshoots where you’ve seen 2 or 3 images, but there are so more to be shared...