Friday, February 15, 2013

Robert J Guttke: Trinity

'Robert J Guttke's career in the arts began with drawings and sculpture. Exhibiting in a variety of galleries across the country. The camera, which had always been a tool, became a means of expression. He changed mediums. Yet the photography has always been the work of a sculptor with an artist’s eye for composition.'

I know many might think the main reason for doing a blog focused on the male form would be the visuals. Image after image of one incredible looking naked man after another. Those who read FH, not just skim the pictures, but read, know I strive to showcase more than the visual, but the emotional, and the talent and artistry involved in the creation of the images I feature.

The visuals for me, are secondary. They are the results of something, a process that ignites my true passion. Getting to know an artist and exploring what led to the creation of specific image, a specific shoot or theme is the reason and motivation behind my continued interest in doing the blog. One of the most fascinating, not to mention talented, artists I have had the pleasure of getting to know this past year was Robert J. Guttke.

Robert is unequivocally a master at capturing the human form. His images, always exceptional, always reaching beyond the bounds of standard creativity. Robert is never satisfied with just good, or even great for that matter. Mediocrity never acceptable and originality a pre-requisite. Robert, also a writer and storyteller has shared many stories from his time behind the camera. Many, I sadly cannot share, but all contribute to my love of Robert's work. I have seen images from this series on a few occasions and it is has become a favorite of mine. Blending body and location, architecture and pose, each image, especially the last one below, stand alone as works of art.

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