The 'Allure of Dark Beauty' collection by Canadian fashion photographer Matthew Lyn is somber art work at its best. The series features an assemblage of male model portraits, all of which represent different agencies and backgrounds. Clad in knits, tanks, and sometimes very little at all, this diverse contingency of men all share one thing in common: a piercing arcane gaze.
The intense black and white images are all signed by the featured subjects, offering a personalized touch to the photos. The credited names of style moguls like Simon Tham and Travis Cannata have all been done in black or white, dependent on Lyn's choice of backdrop. With only the slightest hint of a smile, the sequence effectively delivers an electrifying display of menswear.