Plumbing 101, brought to you by Manuel Vason
I realize I know hardly anything about art or photography (but I have a Canon SD1100…IN YOUR FACE PHOTOGRAPHERS!!), though I’ve decided that since I have one book on artistic photography (I’m not sure where it is, but I have one), I’ve named myself the leading authority on photography for the whole month of August. So, you know, if you have any questions or want me to comment on your photography, just leave me a comment. But you only have until August 31st, because then I become the leading authority on something else.
I have no idea what I was going to say about Manuel Vason’s work…AH, yes…Where shall I begin? Like Michelangelo’s affinity for carving naked men out of marble, so does Vason’s work reflect a creative obsession with the human body. Every rippling muscle is showcased, every awkward pose and every nappy pubic bush…this is the human body not as it appears in its oft-photoshopped state, but as we observe it every day in the mirror. Or in any case, when one happens to be standing on a table, holding a faucet over one’s genitalia.
The Italian-born photographer has been showcased in many a mag, and his website features some of his interesting work. I happen to like it, and it’s worth a look. And for those who aren’t too fond of his art, at least you get to see some boobs. And who doesn’t like to look at those? Grazie per le tue fotografie, Manuel!