'A Celebration of Man' is the title of the fine art project by fashion photographer RENO MEZGER, which takes a close look at the beauty and aesthetic of men. Created for it over the past two years were several studies in photos and moving images. The result will be published as a book in 2017. Uta von Fintel c/o RAW BLACK supported the project as Art Director and was in charge of curation.
Reno Mezger: "The visual art project, incorporating photography and filmmaking and spanning over two years, once the book is published in 2017, is an ongoing collaboration between Uta von Fintel, who curated all the imagery and pulled the strings behind the scenes, between Leica Fotografie International (LFI) and me, as the photographer and director. All men shown are models from prestigious model agencies and were photographed exclusively for the project. In their everyday jobs, models are part of a sales pitch. Their bodies are vehicles of commercially fueled dreams. A 'Celebration of Man' gives each and every man time and space to show who they really are. All men pose nude. Nudity is the key to self-being. Each film captures a moment between moments – an intimate encounter. A journey so to speak. There is no preset path, apart from intimacy, honesty and authenticity. Truth is revealed through the observer’s eye... Please enjoy a first glimpse into 'A Celebration of Man' here on GoSee."
See even more motifs on Acelebrationofman.com, and all films on Vimeo and Instagram. And an interview with Reno MEZGER bei LEICA.
The photo project 'Garden State Warrior' by Reno Mezger is now available as an appetizer of 'A Celebration of Man' in the form of of fine art prints from Gallery Roschlaub in Hamburg.
"The photos of the series 'Garden State Warrior' have a very special character which transfers the mood of the photos to a different day and age. The cool edges bleached out with the sepia effect are reminiscent of old photographs taken out of their boxes after years of storage. Reno Mezger studied fashion and design before switching to photography. This creative background always opens the door to fashion and style in his photos," the gallery on his work.
Limited edition of 20 each, in different sizes, beautifully framed, guaranteed to be an unique original, professional gallery prints, with the artist's autograph and an assigned number. All prints available through galerie-roschlaub.com.