Stanley Stellar

I've been a fan of Stellar's ever since I discovered his work. His clean and straightforward approach to portraiture and nude work has been an inspiration to me. 

From his site: "I am a photograph freak. I have a vision: of light and line and inner gesture of flesh and form, of contemporary man daring to see and be seen. I walk with this vision. I see the individual design. I came from the outside. I seek to find out why? I am. All men are more than they are ever allowed to be.

For the past twentyfive years I have been photographing, and recording, with love, the other side. My work is a political and anthropological act. I see men here in my NYC society as they live, and die, and live. It is a society of physical, naked men, a whole unacknowledged counter world of men: straight, bi, and gay, usually never seen; rarely seen but in secret."