Using his classic 1965 film camera, Bortolin photographed 25 of Byron Bay’s men naked in its surroundings.

Bortolin said that the traditional style of photography helped him to reveal a raw beauty.

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

 

“I feel really blessed to be presenting this work – shooting the subjects of my choice in my favourite studio, the natural landscape,” he said.

The models in the book are farmers, tradesmen, artists, university students, and personal trainers.

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

 

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Bortolin said he wanted to celebrate each man’s dedication and hard work to maintaining their physiques.

“There is magic in the shyness of a strong man. I didn’t want to photograph egos. I wanted to capture the beauty of their fragility,” he said.

Bortolin will be at this year’s Mardi Gras Fair Day selling his book Manscapes alongside several of his photographed models.

He will also make an appearance at Sydney’s Bookshop Darlinghurst for a signing session and a chance to meet some of the models on the morning of March 7, the day of the Mardi Gras Parade.

For details and to purchase the book, visit www.manscapes.com.au

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

 

 

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

 

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

 

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

 

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

Manscapes photography, Byron Bay, Australia. Photographer John Bortolin

 

 

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