Daniel Nassoy is a man of many passions. For example he loves cats. He is also very passionate about the music of the late Egyptian singer and actress Oum Kalsoum. Daniel is absolutely in love with computers and the Internet. He is a fervent Mac user, though he admits that he does uses a PC every now and then, spends much time surfing the net and also works as web designer and master. More over, he is also a skilled Photoshop artist. And last, but most certainly not least, Daniel Nassoy is enthusiastic photographer with a strong passion for Paris, nature and men. Not necessarily in that order.
Daniel Nassoy’s work can be summarized with one single word: escape. Whether it is through black & white photographs of gardens, flowers or architecture, or through an enduring passion for male nudes, Daniel is always looking for evasion. Not only can he find escapism in his photography, it is also what he offers to the viewers. As mentioned before, one of Daniel’s favourite subjects is the male nude. About photographing man, Daniel says: "Portraits and nudes allow me to express my deepest feelings for men. It is a privileged moment where the photographer captures the inner beauty of the model and brings to light the wonder of the human body. For this magic to happen, there must be a complete understanding between the photographer and model, and time plays an unavoidable role in this. Spending all the time that the model needs..."
Men Of My Dreams is the online portfolio of Daniel Nassoy where he displays his work done with many local and international male models. Here you can witness Daniel’s vision of male erotica, his preference for black & white portraiture and how elegantly he adds touches of color to his work. A technique that has become a signature style for this skilled photographer from Paris. One of the series you can find on his website is his work with men and their favourite childhood toy. The concept for this series is quite simple. Daniel asked his models to come to his studio with a favourite piece of underwear and their most loved childhood toy. Using only one light and a simple black background, Daniel then created these sets of portraits that not only beautiful sexual men, but also a much deeper emotional sensitivity while his subjects interacts with their oldest little friend the teddy bear.
Models shown in Daniel Nassoy’s art today are Joachim Hakim Jojia and Jérôme. Jérôme has been active as model for a couple of years now and has worked with various French and international photographers, such as Leigh Carter, Sylvain Norget, Raul Acosta and Haringman. Under the motto that we do not only exist as we are but also by the look of others, Jérôme is always searching for new ways to portray himself, which has resulted in a most various portfolio. Joachim is a well-known face in the Parisian scene. Not only is he a well sought after model, he also appears on stages of the better dance clubs in Paris where he performs as dancer. In Daniel Nassoy’s photography, both man show how sexy intimacy can be, being alone with their teddy and showing a sensibility and emotion that almost contradicts with their masculinity. It almost makes you wonder why on earth you ever threw away that first teddy bear you had. –BM-
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