A firm believer that the male form can be captured with natural grace and elegance, Joe Mackey is one of the UK's premier male models.
His ability to create beautiful art through sensitivity of movement and form, whilst maintaining a masculine narrative, has defined him as one of the most outstanding British-based protagonists of male art-nude modelling, physique work and classical erotica.
Whilst possessing an extensive knowledge of the genre, it is Joe's raw and natural instinct, combined with an unmatched creative dexterity, which stands him apart from others and continually raises the demands, expectations and standards he sets himself in front of the lens.
Capturing the nude male form, whilst maintaining the very characteristics that define masculinity, is both challenging and thought-provoking yet, as Joe's portfolio demonstrates, the classically shot nude male is one which can inspire the observer, creating an emotive response in each and every one of us.
"The nude male, often misunderstood and misrepresented by both the general public and the creative industry itself, can invoke, define and portray beauty and emotion, regardless of gender or sexual orientation...
My sole aspiration when stepping in front of the camera is to create inspiring imagery that both stimulates the mind and the senses. The imagery defines an art-form which sets elegance, beauty and form in juxtaposition with masculinity and strength of nature...
Whilst expressing the ideals of the male form, it is the human qualities that lie beneath the skin that one must strive to project when creating distinguished and remarkable art."
- Joe Mackey
"What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?"
- Michelangelo (David, 1504)