Adam Moco is a Toronto-based photographer and his Tryst Pic project includes the Bare series, an album exploring the diversity of male forms. The project aims to exclude stipulations such as “no fats” or “no fems,” which are frequent, and in Moco’s opinion, an issue.
But here’s what’s interesting about Moco’s project. The photographer chose his models using apps like Grindr, Tinder or Hornet. Moco photographs gay men from wherever he travels, and he explained how he is meeting his subjects. When asked if he lets the guys whom he meets on the “hookup” apps know his intentions, he replied: “I do for the most part. Especially when traveling to new places, time is a factor, so I jump right into it. Sometimes I like to just start with chatting and get a sense of the person before asking. Everyone I photograph is aware that I am meeting them for the project and that alone.”
His experience included travelling in foreign countries and getting lost, making new friends, but also getting negative replies from guys that were on the dating apps only for dating purposes.
“I haven’t had many negative experiences, minus the times of getting lost in a foreign country, which really is the fun part about traveling, and the few guys who have responded to my request rudely, but I don’t take it to heart,” he revealed.
The context of the series is nonsexual, the exploration of the male body in all its forms is a response to “body-shaming.”
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