The super talented Italian photographer Alessandro Calza took some seriously gorgeous photos of bodybuilder named Howie Tung—who pretty much looks just like a real-life Gengoroh Tagame drawing. I have to admit, I previously didn’t know about Mr. Tung until I thankfully stumbled across these images on Tumblr recently. So, thank you Internet. This guy is literally goals AF… in more ways than one.
According to his page, Alessandro’s favorite approach is “simple chiaroscuro portrait photography, where inspiration directly comes from Caravaggio, Ingres and most realistic painters from 18th and 19th century.” What’s better than that?!
Feast your eyes.
Check out more of Alessandro’s work on Behance.