The Naked Truth about Men (Hardcover)
Hans Fahrmeyer's images are bold, colorful and unabashedly sensual. The intent is to evoke
desire, and the intention is there in the eyes of each model on each and every page .. This
energy is palatable and through his use of vibrant colors, uniquely body poses and positions,
as well a creative editing, Hans channels the energy into images drenched in both intensity and
Born in Germany, Hans worked throughout Europe prior to immigrating to the United States in
1979. Although his European influences are evident within his vision, the glamour and energy
embedded in his images are erotically rooted in his passion for his home in New York's West
Village. Like so many of the men who journey to Hans' studio to work, like the artist himself,
are not all native New Yorkers. Yet through his skill and creativity, in front of Hans' lens, they
embody and channel the electricity and creativity of both the artist, and the city.
With most of the world online, images of the naked male form are now splashed all over the
web. Yet, within the catalog of mediocrity that the Internet has become, Hans' work remains
ground breaking through the artists dauntless desire to capture male sexuality at it's most bold
and climatic. There are no filters in his vision, nothing to blur or hide the pulsing vitality of the
men in their prime which Hans commemorates. Some photographers seem to want to diminish
the intensity of carnality in the men they shoot, as if it's something to be ashamed of. Hans'
goal is to capture the raw and naked truth of male sexuality in all of it's colorful, powerful glory.
Hans has shot some of the worlds most successful male fitness models, and many of the
images captures have become iconic depictions of the male form. I believe many of the images
within The Naked Truth are destined to join them. An extensive collection of work, as you turn
each page, a new theme and visual experience is unveiled. Hans beautifully pairs each page
with models, pose, energy, color and motif creating dynamic visuals and interplay between the
images on the page. He has achieved his own unique quality in the creative art form of capturing both male and female models, concentrating primarily in the male. His photographs have been published in international publications including Time, Newsweek, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Burda, Madame, Playboy, Connaisseur, Opera Monthly, and Camera & Darkroom.
Published books include: Between Men, Between Men and Women, Colours of Men, Water Moves and The Cover Up. Each volume is approximately 150 pages (8.5 x 11), in hard and soft cover.