ALTHOUGH IT IS OFTEN REFERRED TO UNDER THE UMBRELLA NAME MIAMI, MIAMI BEACH MOST CERTAINLY IS A CITY BY ITSELF. INCORPORATED IN 1915, MIAMI BEACH HAS BEEN ONE OF AMERICA’S MORE POPULAR BEACH RESORTS FOR ALMOST A CENTURY, KNOWN FOR THE ART DECO HISTORIC DISTRICT, THE FAMOUS OCEAN DRIVE AND OF COURSE ITS MOST PLEASANT CLIMATE, ALLOWING EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER TO SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME ON THE WIDE BEACHES. WHICH ALSO ALLOWS PLENTY OF POSSIBILITY TO DO SOME VERY NICE SHOOTS ON THOSE BEACHES.
Max-Arthur Mantle is a resident of Miami Beach. He is also a renowned photographer with publications in print magazines around the globe, like Blue, Genre, Mate and Instinct, a contribution to Bruno Gmünder’s publication Manatomy and now a cover story here at BeautifulMag. He is a much asked for photographer in the fashion industry, and works besides in Miami also in New York and Los Angeles. Some people just have it all.
If that isn’t enough Max is also one of these lucky guys who is able to spend some quality time on the beaches of South Florida, and does this in the most pleasant company of some very handsome men. Strictly professional that is. Because it is there on those white sandy beaches that he shot a large amount of underwear, swimwear and body shots of many male models, and that he has now all combined in a beautiful crafted photo book, named The Boys & The Beach. 19 Gorgeous models of diverse ethnicity, all in top form, frolicking in the sun, sand and sea, and captured by the professional eye and camera of Max-Arthur Mantle, will be available in this 180 pages photo book, hold together by a hard cover with dust jacket.
Even though Max-Arthur Mantle has had his work published in many printed magazines, contributed to earlier mentioned Gmünder publication and even participated in a calendar production back in 2004, he never published his very own photo book and we believe it was about time he did. The beautiful photos of equally beautiful men make you yearn for those hot summer days and is therefore indispensable on your coffee table. The Boys & The Beach will be available this Spring, and the release will be accompanied by an American promotional tour in which Max will visit first Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York city, Fire Island, Chicago and Provincetown before continuing on the West Coast. And he won’t be alone. Some of his models will join him for signing sessions, parties and fashion shows. In other words, if you can not go to the South Florida beach, Max will do his best to bring it to you. –B-
The Boys & The Beach can be preordered on Max-Arthur Mantle's website maxarthurmantle.com.
Featured models from top to bottom, left to right: Lee | Yanko | Paul | William | Michael L. | book cover | Luis | Medhi | Justin | Charlz | Nick | Paul | John | Jeffrey | Joe | Boonchu | Lee.