AUSTRALIAN photographic coffee-table book Manscapes proved to be a success with gay readers not only in Australia but also internationally, capturing the beauty of the male body set among the natural landscapes of NSW’s Byron Bay region.

[showads ad=MREC]Released earlier this year, it took John Bortolin  two years to photograph and put the book together. He is now already working on his next release with plans to head to Europe to document European men and the rich landscapes it has to offer.

He told the Star Observer that he hopes to spend time photographing in “Italy which is where my family heritage lies”.

“I want to harness the essence of the history of the landscapes over there, and photograph more beautiful men to further express their vulnerability and exquisite existence,” he said.

As he prepares for his next project, Bortolin has shared — in an exclusive with the Star Observer — unreleased photos from that didn’t make the final cut of Manscapes.

To purchase a current copy of Manscapes visit www.manscapes.com.au

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