The Men – gay art male art by Michael Taggart Photography

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The Men l - Gay Art Male Art by Michael Taggart Photography

Publication Date: April 30, 2012
“The Men” is a collection of images and words that follows Michael Taggart’s journey as he developed his photography and PhotoShop skills to create the unique and vivid artwork that he is now recognized for throughout the world wide web.Michael creates composites using the models in a studio setting and combining them in PhotoShop to create different scenes. This gives the ordinary photo a story, texture and history that makes it much more interesting and creates an entire fantasy world.This book follows his journey from his first attempts at creating story worlds and continues through to his Photoshop mastery. The 141 images within cover 7 models and includes such web favorites as “Hitchhiker”, “Fallen Angel”, “Dragon Hunter” and “Alter Boy”.

Michael, a self-taught photographer, also gives his thoughts about the artwork as well as tips for beginning photographers.

This is a large photobook – 193 pages – 141 pictures – so it may take a couple minutes to download.

Advice – managing it all

Any advice on finding the right balance between creating and networking?

I love making new pictures – and I love showing them off – and I love being part of the blogging community.

I tried following everyone back who followed me – and I’ve found some really neat blogs and met some wonderful people that way.  However, it has now become impossible to keep up on everything.

I’m just feeling a bit overwhelmed and any thoughts or advice would be appreciated!

 

And Now For Something Completely Different… And A Bit NSFW

This is an interview I did for The Novel Approach. Lots of good artwork and questions. : )

The Novel Approach

Today, we have the honor of welcoming photographer Michael Taggart to The Novel Approach. Michael’s come by for a visit to share not only a little bit about himself but also to share some of his art with us.

I hope you enjoy perusing some of the photos he’s chosen to share and will take a moment to say hello and let him know how much you appreciate what his talent.

**Note: All photos are clickable and link to the full-sized image on Michael’s Flickr page**

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