Artist Spotlight: Blake Little

Blake Little understands primal masculinity and captures it in his new book, Manifest.

BY Christopher Harrity

September 21 2013 3:02 AM ET


Manifest is a progression from photographer Blake Little's groundbreaking book The Company of Men. Little's documentation of a new gay masculinity continues as he pushes his portraiture in different ways. His visual vocabulary has evolved from the more formal structure of his earlier pictures, taking more chances and benefiting from this freedom. This time the photographs are were taken both in and out of his Los Angeles studio and in England, Canada, and all over the U.S. Some are more intimate than he has ever presented before, surprisingly so. He also captures couples for the first time, presenting portraits of real relationships. Manifest features 104 remarkable photos of compelling men with a powerful, humorous, and heartfelt foreword by actor and icon Nick Offerman.

Manifest, edited by Frank Rodriguez and designed by Sean Adams, is available this month.

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