David Hamilton is best known for his soft focus, dreamy, grainy style of his images, David Hamilton set the fine arte photography aesthetics of his time. The soft focus and muted colours, the lines created by the human form and captured by Hamilton are beautiful and representative of his style. He has published numerous photography books, directed five feature films, and has been showcased in magazine articles and art exhibitions, including his notable exhibition at Images Gallery in in New York City. It also serves to give the feeling of the past tense as if these photographs are memories. Hamilton claimed he never used any filters to achive his characteristic look, shot everything by diffused indoor natural light never using any reflectors or artifical fill and used only Ektachrome film. Some of the Ektachrome photos were pushed for a grainy look.
American artist Spencer Tunick is best known for bringing hundreds -- and sometimes thousands -- of participants together to pose for striking mass nude photographs. Previous installations have seen him transform sites like the Sydney Opera House into seas of exposed bodies, all in the name of art. But with Covid sending him into lockdown in New York, Tunick has had to find a new medium for his work: video conferences. The artist and photographer's new project "Stay Apart Together" sees him asking groups of face mask-wearing participants to strip down and assume coordinated poses before he captures them in single collage-style screenshots. Tunick photographed nude participants in front of the Sydney Opera House in Credit: Spencer Tunick.
This collection is dedicated to projections of boydom by means of art throughout many periods of art history, with occasional interpretation. These images paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs deal with illusions and ideals which are projected into childhood and youth, especially into boydom where Elysium is seen so often by so many. They deal with the portrait of the real boy as well, through all styles and times - searching to capture an essence of boydom which is often lost. Lost in art as well as in real life