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This is a shot of Dan from a portfolio shoot he requested. Dan works incredibly hard on his body yet in shoots at times tenses up. We have spoken about this many times and for this shoot he seemed so much more in the moment. Even in a body shot such as this I believe his more relaxed energy is so adding to the shot’s impact.

I believe both men and women , no matter how good they look, can worry about how they appear to others. However if we just relax we tend to look better anyway. Further as a male looking at this pic I feel empowered rather than jealous and I think much of this is due to the energy of the photo when taken.

I am really passionate about running workshops pertaining to images such as these. I have set up a group to promote and feature these workshops.
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  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulabout 6 years ago

    excellent light and mood! he did wonderful as did you = )

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful angle and I love the light Tony;)

  • Roz McQuillan
    Roz McQuillanabout 6 years ago

    Love the dramatic light and tones (not to mention the subject!)

  • Karen Cougan
    Karen Couganabout 6 years ago

    wonderful work Tony

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyabout 6 years ago

    Excellent Tony……love that his eyes are closed…..very relaxed….great angle….

  • Samuel Durkin
    Samuel Durkinabout 6 years ago

    Another amazing picture Tony,

  • Thanks Samuel. The pic and words also support my belief that body images such as these need to be viewed by all. There is so much confusion about looks and bodies and nudity and hiding images from those most confused is hurting rather than helping in my opinion.

    – Tony Ryan

  • LaraLuz
    LaraLuzabout 6 years ago

    Great shot. Awesome perspective, great light and mood.

  • Thanks Lara,

    Was an easy shot in some ways. Was in a very relaxed mood and the scene just appeared. The lighting was all natural so cannot take credit for this other than noticing it looked good.

    – Tony Ryan

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...about 6 years ago

    Great light and mood! Superb work Tony, I always get inspired by your art! :D

  • Thanks Paul, that is very humbling for me to hear.

    – Tony Ryan

  • Gerard Rotse
    Gerard Rotseabout 6 years ago

    Great work Tony. You not doing too bad!!! Nice shot.

  • Perhaps we could do shots like these at the next workshop. Would you be prepared to get your top off Gerard?

    – Tony Ryan

  • Hala E
    Hala Eabout 6 years ago

    Hi Tony I love your energy and ethos around these shoots ….. I would love to talk further to you about a possible collaboration on something I am working on at the minute based on self esteem and body image – your work as a photographer is incredibly powerful but also highlights that even those with the seemingly perfect form suffer sometimes greater with internal insecurities… wonderful imagery by the way!

  • Hi Hala,

    I am very passionate about helping to bring awareness to body issues. I think the human body can be so empowering if we go past our beliefs and judgments. Around 70-90% of the models I have worked with have experienced some form of depression or anxiety disorder. Would love to hear from you.

    Best Wishes Tony.

    – Tony Ryan

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