Sunday, February 20, 2005

iCandy: Asian and Masculine

Troy Phillips is a NYC-based photographer.

He has travelled around the world, and spent five years in Asia. These beautiful pictures are from his exhibit Asian and Masculine: A Body of Work. The project features an eclectic mix of twenty-two models from eleven various Asian backgrounds and different walks of life.

The study is subtitled "A photographic exploration of under-represented Asian Male Beauty." Phillips wants his art to challenge stereotypes:

The few spare islands of representation of the Asian male are, I find,unsexualized. The businessman, the effete, the martial artist, all wearing the proverbial fig leaf, or more specifically, devoid of a sexuality, not merely hidden but absent altogether.

The venue is The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South , New York City. The exhibit began January 31, and ends today February 20.

Troy shoots portraits, beauty, editorial, and fashion. His studio is located at:

Troy Phillips Photography
181 Mott Street
FL 4
New York, NY 10012

Or his website: Troy Phillips