Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Room With A View: Kennedy by Ryan Scott

'Waking up with the man I love, making breakfast, taking a long walk with the dog in the city.'

The description of how Kennedy Carter would describe his version of a perfect day sounds pretty ideal to me. The quote comes from an interview, Not That Kid, by the artist behind this set of images Ryan Scott. In the interview, featured on Summer Diary, one of the industries best loved gingers, discusses the ephemeral nature of a career in porn, the challenges of celebrity and what ultimately makes him happy.

Revisiting Ryan's work this past month or so, I have been impressed with the themes and shores he creates and majestic locations he has chosen to set his subject. Last month I featured his work with Woody Fox, hanging naked from the rafters in an old barn. (Hung) Today, another model is high in the air, this time flanked by New York City outside of the windows below.

One of Ryan's goals is exploring the sensual nature of male vulnerability within his work. I love how he has done that in both his work with Woody and this series with Kennedy. Many photographers choose to shoot porn performers exhibiting the persona fans have come to know them by. I love when an artist shows others facets of their personalities, especially parts more easily to relate to.

The New York apartment, and it's panoramic window outlooks are certainly incredible. They balance beautifully, but don't take away from, our focus on Kennedy. His great body, poses and flashes of red are highlighted beautifully by the natural light that cascades and surround him.

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