marnelucas: Inspired by suit sex, foodies, metrosexuals, knives, meat and BJ’s in 2D!
'MLSP 2D BJ' © 2014 Marne Lucas Photography. All Rights Reserved.
Sometimes you get spontaneous inspiration in the city! I get a kick out of public antics with two dimensional posters. This grocery delivery truck was parked in Willamsburg when I got the self-portrait, the driver looked a bit alarmed when I saw his face in the rearview mirror… I was on the upper west side of Manhattan when I saw the same type of truck parked a few months later.
Special Assistance: Timo Ellis
'Casey, Maui' © 2013 Marne Lucas Photography. All Rights Reserved.
This very hot model is a Yoga practitioner and was introduced to me by one of my ‘Velour Girl’ models who lives on Maui. I first met him at Maui Kombucha, a raw/vegan shop in Haiku that seems to be the hub for many creative and inspiring folks. He is incredibly cute and uninhibited in a very honest and refreshing way! I’d love to work with him again.
'Mandwich' show review by Richard Speer, Willamette Week. August 21-27, 2013.
ROUGH GODS + MANDWICH art exhibition-
Marne Lucas, a Portland/NYC artist will also be in attendance with her new ‘Mandwich’ male portrait series.
'Mandwich' model and NYC performer Chad Ferro (on show card) will be present.
Michael Alago is a native New York City photographer and former music producer. Best known for his “Rough Gods” series, he will be in attendance at all events and will sign his new book, ‘Beautiful Imperfections’.
Together, their color photographs of the male physique juxtapose masculinity with sentimental beauty. The expression of male psychology is made more intriguing by deeply aesthetic narratives that use references to their shared interests in fashion, music and art.
‘Mishka, Bananas’ and ‘Mishka, Batman’ © 2013 Marne Lucas Photography. All Rights Reserved.
I met the very affable writer, ultramarathon runner and musician Mishka Shubaly in a Greenpoint Park. I’d approached him online after my pal Anna Copacabanna suggested that I photograph Mishka for my Mandwich series.) I’m thrilled that I got to work with him, he’s easy on the eyes and I love his hilarious idea to pose as a monkey and as superhero Batman. It’s not easy to be discreet while posing in Batman underwear/mask in a public park full of kids!
Please check out his creativity and running endeavors: mishkashubaly.com
Need some entertaining summer reading? His Kindle singles are dark, funny and a blast! http://amazon.com/author/mishka
I will be printing a photo from this series for my upcoming ‘Mandwich’ show at Cock Gallery!
'MANDWICH' ART SHOW!
Opens July 31st at Cock Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
‘Marcus Vinicius, Ikh Gazriin Chuluu’ ©2012 Marne Lucas Photography. All Rights Reserved.
Marcus was a fellow artist participating in the Land Art Biennial 360˙ Mongolia. We made our work in the Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Gobi Desert for one week in August. I was invited by Marcus to document his private performance 'The Visible and The Unconscious' with our friend Anna Macleod, who shot video. After his performance I shot some artist portraits of him. He was an incredibly sensitive being- who had a tattoo that says: 'The artist is warrior'.
He passed away very suddenly this week at the age of 27 while in Turkey where he was preparing for a project. Marcus’ spirit and talent will be missed greatly! The clouds are his now…
I invite you to view his work: http://www.marcusvinicius.tk/
'Kris Anderson, Las Vegas' © 2012 Marne Lucas Photography. All Rights Reserved.
Kris came down to Las Vegas for my ‘Mandwich Redux’ show opening at Sin City Gallery, as he was the poster cover model. Everything we shoot together is magic!
My dear friend Christopher Stribley of Plastic Robot is featured in The Pride Review! Interview by Richard Schemmerer, who is also a talented artist. Two of my recent artist portraits accompany the interview. More of Christopher here.
'Christopher, Eagle' ©2012 Marne Lucas Photography. All Rights Reserved.
Eagle series was shot along Riverside Drive and the Giraffeseries was shot near Soho on a gorgeous May day! Christopher gots of reactions from passersby and Mila Radulovic made some clandestine ‘behind the scenes’ shots and kindly sent them to us!
Behind the scenes photos: Mila Radulovic.
Artist’s Mandwich portraits capture personality within eroticism
By Cynthia Behr Warso
May 17th, 2012
Vegas Seven Magazine PAGE 107