Shelf Life: Isolated Heroes

Shelf Life Raf Simons Photography Peter De Potter pages David Sims Shelf Life Raf Simons Photography Peter De Potter pages David Sims Shelf Life Raf Simons Photography Peter De Potter pages David Sims Shelf Life Raf Simons Photography Peter De Potter pages David Sims Shelf Life Raf Simons Photography Peter De Potter pages David Sims

“Not one of the portrayed boys in Isolated Heroes is a professional model. They are either too ‘strange’ or too ‘ordinary’ to fit the mould of supermodels. Yet, through the eyes of Sims and Simons, they are made visible, without the aid of gimmicks or theatrical enhancements. Isolated Heroes is a sequence of faces and expressions, mindful boys and stern young men, their gaze fixed. They express nothing but their own personality; they give everything away but their own thoughts. The photographs don’t make them more beautiful, as in traditional (fashion) portraiture; each face is a peaceful vindication of modern perception of beauty, a resolute alternative to the clichéd glorification of male strength. In narrowing the close-up on the faces, Sims and Simons have created portraits in an almost classical sense. The images evoke memories of Classical-Greek statues and postures, further enhanced with lighting, clear backdrop and focus.” – Peter De Potter on the gorgeous rare book, Isolated Heroes. (via CFA and Wes Del Val)

Related

Courtney Stodden Naturally – What Are You Going to Be For Halloween?!

Courtney Stodden Halloween

On this episode of Courtney Naturally,  Courtney Stodden hits the streets of Hollywood boulevard to ask the people of Hollywood what they are going to ... Watch Now

Watch Now: WOWPresents Network Spotlight: THROWINSHADE!

Throwin Shade

Meet one of the newest members of our WOWPresents Multi-Channel Network, Coco and Isis for Throwin Shade! Make sure you subscribe to Throwin Shade on ... Watch Now