27 photos in this show are selections from my planned next book
BEAUPHOTOS. In this work, each 'chapter' is an individual man, alone
in each shot of a separate, loose scenario. I'm interested in narrative,
and I tried to craft it so that the viewer takes on the role of
the 'other'. I'm hoping this opens up the works to interest, identification,
and a hint of voyeristic pleasure
style I created with my paintings is translated to my photographs...
lush color, absurdly handsome, sexy men, Hollywoodesque glamour,
and an attention to setting and detail. My influences are Horst,
Outerbridge, Duane Michaels, Caravaggio, Doug Sirk, Tom Of Finland
(could I forget him!), and the everpresent Bruce Weber (in some
of my work I say it's like Bruce Weber meets Bruce of Los Angeles)."
BEAU has decades worth of highly erotic paintings presented in magazines,
galleries and on book covers. They were recently collected into
two sucessful books, BEAUMEN, and BEAUMEN 2. BEAU stopped painting
due to a terrible car accident. Although he is not fully recovered,
he has turned his artist's eye to photography. This show is the
gallery debut of his new work.
RiskPress Gallery is a space devoted to allowing artists, a different
one each month, to have the opportunity to experience the production
of an exclusive showing of their own work. RiskPress does not receive
any of the proceeds from sales made by the artists, nor does RiskPress
require the artists to pay for their time with us. The gallery’s
mission is to provide an efficient and attractive space for artistic