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What's Not To Like Here?
on February 11, 2004
The men are young, handsome, built well, and all appear to be having a good time in this book of color photographs by Sam Carson. Much has been made that this is the first book of this sort by Carson who is an architect by profession although apparently he has been doing this kind of photography for sometime. Additionally, all the models are amateurs and doing this for the first time. Hence the title FIRST EXPOSURE. It shouldn't be a great leap, however, to go from designing well-constructed, beautiful buildings to photographing well-built beautiful bodies. After all, f stops and apertures can be learned by taking a class or picking up a camera manual; people with a photographer's eye are born, not taught.
About half the models here are nude; the others, just as fetching, are advertisements for all the brands of men's underwear. Some of the companies represented here should pay Mr. Carson a fee for all this free publicity.
Almost all these stunning photographs appear to be shot in natural light. No strobe light will ever light a photograph as beautifully as nature does.
There isn't a mediocre photograph in the entire collection here. Finally, thank you, Mr. Carson, for not telling us what we are seeing. There is not one word of description or explanation about any of the photographs. Nor do we need any.