I discovered Emmanuelle Tricoire because a nearby gallery was showing her work. The curator and I discussed how Tricoire's work had evolved into these deeper character studies. She works in analog rather than digital and her photos are beautiful. I was surprised to see that two of her models are well known gay porn stars and contemplated how a woman's eye differed to a man's in capturing these subjects. I think there is a difference. The images are intimate and frank and go beyond the skin. 

Tricoire was born in 1983 and she lives and works in Paris. She's had success as a commercial photographer but took a year off before she began work on her current series.