Leather. One of the oldest goods of mankind. The fact it is made of animal skin already implies the strength of the product. It is durable and strong, elastic and protective. Leather is the ultimate organic expression of pure masculinity.
Lace. A light-weighted, refined fabric, often created with open patterns that creates an even stronger emphasize on its delicate personality. Beautifully crafted it is mostly used for trimmings, ruffles and fringes and adds a unmistakable feminine touch to any piece of clothing or home decoration.
Leather and lace, so different in personality and together so strong in bringing the perfect harmony of masculinity with a soft edge. Something Thomas Synnamon understand as no other and masterly uses as a concept in one of his most recent series Leather & Lace. Posing his models in what has become characteristic for Thomas’ photographic work, and having them dressed with touches of leather and lace, Thomas has been able to create an ambiance of strong masculinity, sugar coated by a soft layer of femininity. The 21st century man, seen by Thomas Synnamon is anything but feminine and anything but butch. It is a man that has the dangerous look of a pure predator, able to seduce you with his kindness and softness. A dreamlike, sexual radiance.
Thomas Synnamon's leather & lace series is part of the first book he is about to publish with his work. By using strong athletic male models, that curve and bulge at all the right places, and are the manifestation of modern day male sexuality, Thomas has succeeded in creating a collection of portraits that have a strong editorial look but with a little edge and fun to it. It combines all Thomas has learned in his 4 years career as self-taught photographer. –B-