[ Posted: Mar 23, 2010 ]
Ronald Tan's "Personal Project," explores the male body through a photographic series of sexy and edgy images analyzing themes of sexuality and class.
Ronald's academic-centric upbringing and conservative Burmese background is one of the reasons "Personal Project" was conceived. Ronald's captures the defiance towards the sexually repressed Burmese culture.
"I want to be that Burmese photographer that make heads turn! The photographs represent my alternative persona taking on simultaneous traits of my confidence when I made peace with my sexual orientation and the stoic and formal nature that is me.", Tan expresses.
The images are provocative and gentle and exhibits the equilibrium of trust between model and photographer. "I have stepped out of the kiddie pool. My goal is creating an anthology and have a publisher pick it up. The basic premise being: "The photos are the result when you permit a conservative Burmese photographer, to experiment and explore what he finds most beautiful within safety confinements.", Tan comments. To see more of his work, please visit the "Personal Project" gallery on Tan's website, click on the link below.