About Man-Blu

Born, bred and raised in the Southwest of Cornwall I came late to the artistry of the camera. The images I create are intimate collaborations with my sitters resulting in works that range from the conceptual, romantic or classical to the subjectively challenging; sometimes for small projects, but often as standalone pieces of art.

The naked male has long been a contentious issue; he threatens, horrifies, subverts and worst of all incites hidden desires. While my work is firmly rooted within and references Queer History and Identity there are broader issues touched upon that question masculinity from the full spectrum of sexualities…ageing, desire, ethics, intimacy, objectification, validation, vulnerability and particularly censorship.

Having recently graduated with a Masters in Photography with Distinction I return re-invigorated to my love of the male form and masculinity as a subject for art.

I have been, and continue to be - "shaped & fashioned by what [& whom]" I love {Johann Wolfgang von Goethe}


"I can't thank you enough for the amazing job you've done" - Mr J. (19)

"Thanks for the pics, I am really pleased with them, you are a very talented photographer." - Mr T. (23)

"Thank you isn't a big enough word; I have seen myself in a light I never thought was there..." - Mr D. (28)

"You gave me so much confidence to just be me..." - Mr A. (29)

"The photos...were absolutely amazing I was so impressed." - Mr A. (30)

"You managed to imbue a newfound sense of confidence and positive influence, for which I am eternally grateful." - Mr A. (33)

"Amazing, the feedback is awesome, thank you so much." - Mr T. (37)

"You made me feel at ease and I did not feel awkward at any time." - Mr M. (40)

"There's no way I would have done nude shots with anyone else." - Mr M. (59)

"...they're amazing! thank you so so much! I hope you feel massively proud of your wonderful creations!" - Mr D. (25)

"Just got back from the shoot and absolutely buzzing" - Mr C. (41)

"...they are so finely lit & beautifully textured." - Mr G. (30)

"as the model I find myself humbled...through you I can look at myself in a way I never knew existed." - Mr T. (38)

"I'm happy to pose for you in any way shape or you and admire all your work so much." - Mr C. (44)


2020 - ‘Borders’ With Balaclava.Q at Civil Disobedience: Residente o Visitante Romantso. Athens

2019 - ‘Deep Water’, theprintspace. London

2019 - ‘Encounters With Whitman’, DVAA. Philadelphia

2018 - ‘CONCUPISCENCE’, The Fish Factory. Penryn UK (Solo Show)

2018 - Paris Ass Book Fair, Palais De Tokyo. Paris

2017 - ‘HIVideo 2017’, Global Exhibition of Video Art for World Aids Day

2009 - ’Forecast’, Free Range Gallery. London

2008 - ‘OneSelf’, The Poly, Falmouth UK (In aid of Amnesty International)

2008 - ‘Call it what you want’, The Poly, Falmouth UK


2020 Inspirational #36 Link

2019 The Big Photo Ezine Link

2018 Royal Photographic Society Journal Vol-158 #7 (Graduate Feature)

2017 #FUCKHATE - the newspaper Link

2005 The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Magazine

Mascular Magazine Issues - #8 (Fetish), #10 ( Dreams), #12 (Light), #18 (Tech),
#21 (Beach), #25 (Motion) Link

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