Bare is a series of stark, intimate portraits of totally naked, ordinary gay guys from around the world.
It was started when Tryst Pic photographer Adam Moco decided to honour the male body in all its forms.
‘I wanted to bring body positivity to the queer male community,’ the Portuguese-Canadian artist tells us, ‘and to celebrate the many different shapes and sizes within it.’
In an age of effortless connectivity, Adam took to apps like Grindr, Scruff and Tinder to connect with his subjects. ‘I relied on these apps to meet men in a nonsexual context, visit them in their own spaces and photograph them in an honest fashion, a way to humanize the men behind these apps,’ he says.
‘What concerns me is users whose online dating profiles are restrictive and blatantly rude in how they project preferences. I don’t think there is anything wrong with having sexual preferences, but I do think the way preferences are expressed is wrong.
‘I think it’s become easy to hide behind technology and de-humanize people behind the photo. I don’t believe most people who list harsh preferences on their profiles would ever turn to another human being in the flesh and say, “sorry, no fats” or “no femmes” or “no Asians.”‘
‘There is a difference between preferences and tastes versus outright racism, sizeism and the like, and it’s the latter that is problematic.’
Here we look at 24 of the most powerful images of guys from the collection, all totally naked but SFW. For NSFW versions, visit Bare’s official site by clicking here, or by visiting the Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook pages.