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Imperfect Portraits of Male Dancers

New York City-based photographer Nir Arieli began his career working for the Israeli magazine Bamachane as a military photographer. Later he received a scholarship and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Arieli’s newest project, “Inframen,” features male dancers like his previous projects, “Tension” and “Force,” however these portraits are black-and-white, and photographed with a special infrared technique to reveal “flaws” in the subject’s skin. “To be a dancer is to work your body to the breaking point,” Arieli said in a statement about the series. Arieli works with natural light and a Nikon D800, photographed in color and manipulated in Photoshop. Most of the portraits were photographed in studio but some were shot in apartments and schools next to windows and white walls. Arieli says many of his subjects are alumni or current students from the Juilliard School. “They are always willing to help and are excellent collaborators as they are artists themselves.” “Inframen” runs through March 8 at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York City.

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