Thursday, January 23, 2020

George Platt Lynes may be my favorite photographer, and this is my current favorite photo from among the hundreds in my collection of his work.  Never able to exhibit his amazing artistic male nude work, he bequeathed it to the Kinsey Institute.  Some of these photos showed both symbolically and literally the nascent gay culture emerging in New York.  In this one, the linked hands and exchanged looks tell us more than words can describe.  The enigmatic reclining man is both detached and involved in the complex interaction.  I think it's beautiful and brilliant.


  1. Je me demande ce qu'il s'est passé dans les minutes qui ont suivi cette photo!!!
    I wonder what happened in the minutes that followed this photo !!!

  2. Stunning..A dynamic male nude quartet..