The Male Muse – Surreal and Erotic Male Nudes

Erotic Male Nudes With a Surreal Edge

The Male Muse is a photography studio located in sunny Palm Springs California. I had the pleasure of talking with the creator behind these beautiful images, who prefers to brand his work by the studio rather than his name, and he was kind enough to allow me to feature some of his work not listed on the site.

The thing I love about the photography on The Male Muse site is that there is a very relaxed, natural and personal quality to the images. As is all too often, especially with erotic male nudes, there is so little personality shown in the models. Its more like “okay here we have another hot body, another beautiful face, looking perfect and out of reach”. Beautiful men transformed into sexual icons rather than represented as the people they really are. You can tell here there is a strong desire to express something deeper, while still capturing a raw sense of male sexuality.

The galleries on the The Male Muse site are mostly set up as monographs to feature one model at a time, with images captured during multiple sessions, often taken over several years. The photographer and subject work together as a team to document each of the young men during different points in their lives. There are a couple additional galleries, one called “The Other Guys” and one focusing on “Abstract Nudes”. The later is what really got my attention and is what I decided to feature here in my series of Erotic Male Photographers.

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Cruise The Muse Gallery

The works represented here in my blog post were from a series The Male Muse did of emulsion transfers, the process of shooting and image in slide format, then projecting it onto Polaroid film. The emulsion from the Polaroid is then boiled off and carefully placed onto gallery quality art paper to produce a one of a kind reproduction of the original photo. I found them to be very sexy!

You can also view the artist’s work on the following sites:

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