It might be dawn. It might be dusk. It doesn’t really matter. It’s these in-between moments, both ephemeral and timeless, that Spanish photographer Adrian Bernal explores in his new photo series “Amantes.”
The resulting portraits reveal a fluid, enigmatic queer intimacy that finds its expression in the transitional spaces between light and dark, strength and vulnerability.
From the photographer:
“I take as the subject of my study and work young men, who I call ‘amantes.’ In this case, all of them come from my surroundings; each of them is homosexual.
All of them are vulnerable and delicate, but with a true inner strength. To me, this is another way to see the masculinity in a man, showing a very delicate and soft erotism.
Most of my pictures happen spontaneously. A lot of the moments that I capture possess a strong complicity between the model and myself. This is what allows me to create such an intimate atmosphere.”
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