Some artists knock directly at the door of your heart. Ryan McGinley, from New Jersey, is one of them: “drawn from skateboard, music, graffiti, and gay cultures, the subjects of Ryan McGinley’s photographs interact with the camera with a self-conscious candour that is at once shocking, banal, alluring and repulsive. The images exhibited at the Whitney showed McGinley’s friends and lovers enacting the daily rituals of contemporary youth culture: they hang out, have sex, do drugs, go to gigs, and romp naked in the woods” (Contemporary Magazine).
That’s how it is, young New Yorkers have been shooted naked in three different series: the black and white Everybody knows this is nowhere, Moonmilk, and Photographs representing life of young Americans. But Ryan McGinley also claim various projects for contemporary icons such as Tilda Swinton and Lou Doillon.
If you want to know more about his wonderful work check the Studio Visit by NYTimes, but don’t forget to have a look of his website, cause it will go deep at the essence of your practices.
Selected by Ingrid Melano