Monday, 25 July 2016

john coplans

seeing as i mentioned john coplans in that last post here he is. a breath of fresh air even after all these years in which nude photography seems to have become almost entirely the domain of glaikit looking  young white girls getting photographed by men.

coplans subverts all of that at a stroke. in his self portraiture there is only his body, a aman's body, an ageing body. if you get the chance go and see some of these in the flesh (sic). i don;t remember when we first saw him but both of us were struck by the epic, landscape quality of the images but also a certain fragility.

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