87 Photos of Contemporary Men, Classically Nude, by Anthony Timiraos
When Anthony Timiraos retired, he finally had time for his longtime passion of photography. Read more below.
Cuban-born Anthony Timiraos had a varied and productive professional life for years. He was so successful that he was pulled back into business after attempting to retire three times. Maybe now that he is devoting his life to his postponed passion for male figurative photography, retirement will stick.
"Over the years, my husband and I have traveled across this country and to Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. At every opportunity during our trips we visited art museums and were always aware of the beauty and form of classical nude art. The body has unlimited artistry, elegance, and grace, and artists through the ages have portrayed the human form by exposing the body as they see it. One artist's view of the classical nude is always different from another, but what we do see in common is the beauty of the natural curves and shapes that the models form."
Anthony somehow burnishes his images in the lens and post-production. His warm and saturated Rembrandt browns and blacks give his men's physiques the patina of history. And while he produces work that definitely has a signature style, each man remains his individuality with his own specific characteristics.
Timiraos currently resides in South Florida with his husband, who has been by his side for the past 47 years.