'The intent is to evoke desire, and it’s evident in the eyes of the models on each page. The energy is palpable through his use of vibrant colors, unique body poses and positions, as well as his creative editing. Hans channels the energy into images drenched in both intensity and urgency.'
I usually post the work of New York based artist Hans Fahrmeyer on Sunday's, but with Christmas just a week and half away, I thought I would give those still looking for the perfect holiday gift a bit of extra time to uncover Hans new book The Cover Up.
'In in his last book, The Naked Truth, Hans unveiled an extensive collection of breathtaking images of a multitude of men that Hans has photographed throughout his career. Each image, and each page, revealed models completely bare, with nothing to hide behind, nothing to mask or conceal their own raw truths. Why then, would Hans follow-up The Naked Truth with The Cover-Up?'
'Why physically expose his models only to then cover them up? The art of reveal is one of Hans greatest skills as an artist. Although many of the models in The Cover-Up are partially covered, the bits of fashion are used to highlight and accentuate the body and specific body parts.'
'Viewers will enjoy the voyeuristic tease Hans creates with the creative uncovering of models. with a variation of textile and transparent materials. But the viewer is rewarded with what is revealed and then, what is left to the imagination. Underwear, jock-straps and jeans are worn to cover and protect, they cling directly to our bodies like a second layer of skin.'
'The uncovering of garments highlights and illuminates the male form exposing it in exciting and unique ways. Like the frame of a painting, Hans uses The Cover-Up to focus our eye and to spotlight a piece of the painting, or a part of the body, creating an erotic transparency that would not be possible if the model was completely nude'
Check out The Cover Up on Amazon in both paperback form, as well as a low priced digital download. Inside you'll close to 150 pages of incredible shots featuring many of Hans most popular models!
Preview more images from the book in the video below.
MY PHOTO BOOK 'THE COVER UP' By Hans Fahrmeyer from Hans Fahrmeyer on Vimeo.