[T]orkil Gudnason is a Denmark-born, New York City-based fine art photographer. His series of male nudes expand on the silhouettes of classic Greek sculpture, imbued with motion, contemporary colour and a sound reading of men’s strength, expression and vulnerability. In contrast to the long dark winters that Gudnason experienced as a child in Denmark, it’s only natural that he was attracted to the vibrant and eclectic contrasts that he depicts in his photographs.
We asked him about John Berger’s theory of nudes versus nakedness and the influence of David Hockney. Gudnason shows his works extensively in the United States and around the world. Check out more of his work, from electric flowers to female nudes on his website. Follow him on Instagram @torkilgudnasonstudio.