Nir Arieli’s Incredible Infrared Images of Male Dancers

Photographer Nir Arieli’s latest project, Inframen, uses infrared photography to create portraits of male dancers and the results are amazing.

1.His work will be debuted at Daniel Clooney Fine Art Gallery in New York.

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“To be a dancer is to work your body to the breaking point. In my project, the infrared technique that reveals the blemishes that lie under the dancer’s abused skin, like scars, stretch marks, sun damage, etc.”

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“To be a dancer is to work your body to the breaking point. In my project, the infrared technique that reveals the blemishes that lie under the dancer’s abused skin, like scars, stretch marks, sun damage, etc.”

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“I use this infrared technique to challenge the model’s beauty and find a greater intimacy. You are seeing what is already there but it reveals and emphasizes these marks.”

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“Like a form of voyeurism, this photographic process strips away the dancer’s outer shell, exposing hidden flaws. In Inframen, the surface of the skin becomes a metaphor for the dancer’s interiority.”

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“The dancers, with their callused exteriors and sensitive character, represent the tenuous relationship between the strength of the body and the fragility of the soul.”

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“Using their body as an expressive tool, male dancers subvert the heteronormative idea of emotionally suppressed masculinity.”
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