With so many female nudes featured in art museums, photographer Abigail Ekue is set to even out the score.
Originally inspired to simply add a few male nudes to her portfolio, Abigail has since put together a much-hyped book, Bare Men: A Male Nude Photo Series (coming out Fall 2016), and has already displayed her collection in a pop up at The Living Gallery in Brooklyn.
With rallying support from her fans, Abigail photographed average men in their homes in the hopes of impacting how the public views the male form.
In an interview with Paper magazine, she explained,
It impacts women because we’re always striving for a standard that is set by men. How it affects men is that they’re never seen. They’re never desired. They think, ‘People don’t want to see me. I’m not good enough.’ There are a lot of body image issues that men have as a result of this idea of ‘I don’t look good naked. People don’t want to see me this way.'”
You can read Abigail’s entire interview with Paper here.