The Thor Clemmensen Shoot by Tom Mackenzie is Ruggedly Alluring

 - Jan 29, 2012
References: tjmckenzie & homotography.blogspot
The Thor Clemmensen editorial by Tom Mackenzie is chilly and sensual.

Michigan-based photographer Tom Mackenzie has been around. Having served in the U.S Navy for ten years and travelling, the artist has had a wide range of experiences with people. This insightfulness and world view translates into these masculine portraits. The artist has positioned model Thor Clemmensen in organic positions and seemingly painted earthy textures on his body. The model's thick beard and broad shoulders emphasize the strength and natural beauty of the naturalistic textures. A great respect and relationship happen visually, the comparison between the human and natural elements intensely melding together.

Tom Mackenzie says of his work, "Relating with people is what makes a great picture, and my past makes it a little easier for me to do just that." The masculinity of his subject and the rustic nature of the projections make these photographs memorable and engaging.