For Jean Mailloux, photography is about more than just capturing powerful images. It’s about healing.
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“I had a very poor self-image until I was in my 30s,” Mailloux tells Queerty. “Eventually I became more confident with my own body and learned to like who I am. I would say that a large number of the men I photograph have had same issues. I often discuss that with them.”
Mailloux lives in Montreal. His work has been displayed in art centers, galleries and museums across the province of Quebec. Most of his subjects are regular men he meets online or on the street, not models.
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“The people I’m most interested in are natural and true,” he explains. “I try to capture their sensitivity, fragility and even vulnerability And I try to show a diversity of personalities and physiques.”
Scroll down to see some of Mailloux’s work, and see more of his photos on his Flickr page…
Here we are bombarded by pic after pic of perfect abs, perfectly proportioned bodies and slick oiled muscles. Pretty as picture and evidence o years of hard work but what about the rest of us? It was nice to see nicely shot pictures of men I’d like to know. Jean Mailloux shows us men who aren’t trying to impress us. They are who they are and that is true male beauty.
@ChuckF I couldn’t agree with you more
Really refreshing set of images. Thank you, Queerty!
Natural men are in my opinion much more attractive
When you alter your body you’re not really supposed to look like that it just doesn’t look right to me. Working out until your veins are popping out and muscles protruding everywhere is not natural
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