“I decided to start working on male nudes a few years ago because I didn’t like most of the contemporary male nude photography. For me it is too trashy or too sleek,” explains photographer Joachim Baldauf. So I started to do it my way: non-retouched images of real men with a very classic lighting. Non-posed images of men whose sexuality, job or social status is not recognizable on the images.”

Joachim Baldauf

Joachim Baldauf is an amazing German art and fashion photographer. You may not have heard of him, but you will have seen some of his photos online. His art has become iconic on social media sites like twitter and tumblr, but he is never credited. Since 1998, Baldauf has worked as a freelance photographer for numerous international magazines and has photographed a variety of advertising campaigns. Baldauf also supports charity projects through his work with organisations such as Doctors Without Borders, the Altonaer Museum, and the German Red Cross. From 1999 to 2002 he collaborated extensively with the London-based magazine Wallpaper, where he was responsible for approximately 30 editorials and covers. In 2004, together with the graphic designer Agnes Feckl, Baldauf founded the publishing house Printkultur, which publishes the magazine Vorn as well as a variety of books. Since 2009, he has worked as a lecturer and guest speaker at various universities.

Joachim Baldauf

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