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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shutterbug Sunday: Marlen Boro

Today's offering is the amazing Marlen Boro. In my quest for shutterbugs I've come across some outstanding images. What I love most about Marlen's site is how real these men are. Marlen offers boudoir photography for men, so these aren't necessarily professional models. As I perused his gallery I almost felt as if I was in the room with them, waiting for the subject to overcome their inhibitions and show off their best side.

How long have you been capturing the world around you, either professionally or from the first time you picked up a camera?

Photography was always the family hobby - so my first camera came at age 10.  But it really was digital photography that changed things for me.  So many photographers talk about the magic of the darkroom, but I couldn't stand it.  The tedious timing of the steps, and the chemical smells.  So it was 2009 when things really changed for me.

What/who is your favorite subject? Do you find humans difficult or intriguing to shoot?

My favorite subjects are real men.  Of all shapes and sizes and ages.  They are both difficult and intriguing to work with - and that's what makes it amazing.

If you could choose any one person in history, alive or dead, to do a full photo shoot of, who would it be and why?

It changes so often.  This week it's Paul Newman - at just about anytime in his life - as a dashing 20-something/30-something - to his silver fox years.  But I think it's one of my favorite things about photographs, and nude photography in particular - the camera doesn't care about your fame or your accomplishments - it shows each person as a unique piece of magic.

Do you have a fantasy location you would love to shoot? If so, is there a specific subject to go along with it?

I would love to spend a day at the infinity pool in Singapore ( - just me and Daniel Craig.  We'd start with those square cut swimming trunks from Casino Royale.


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