Fashion Industry greats Sandro Mantovani, a photographer and journalist, and Maykson Ribet, an art director, both from Brazil but with a definite Italian bent, have put together a series of images gleaned from both their experiences in fashion marketing and in discovering models happy to pose for their concepts of the perfect masculine image. The result is ENJOY, a monograph that celebrates the male form beautifully photographed in full color. Their byline is an emphasis on perfect curves and anatomically perfectly defined musculature. Combining these 'perfect males' with aesthetic backgrounds allows the duo to produce images that are refreshingly alive and real. No staid 'studio icons' here, but instead the male in the wild - both with and without fashionista garb.
As the creators of this book have said 'We try to explore curves, muscle tone and, of course, an aesthetic context that enables us to travel in the fetish of every scene. Our lives are full of fetishes and we should try to live up to it as much as we can - live freely with no strings attached!' And so after five years of preparation Mantovani nad Ribet present their first monograph with Bruno Gmunder Verlag Gmbh. And all the rest is simply to Enjoy! Grady Harp, April 11