Michael Harwood - At Home
"These photographs were taken in my apartment, a rambling Chelsea walk-up with a large eat-in kitchen - a setting conducive to narrative and metaphor as well as a stimulating and disinhibiting work space for my models.
The men in these photos are friends and acquaintances of diverse professional backgrounds. My method is collaborative and improvisational. My style is casual and intimate, which entails the use of low light and fast film.
I create these images as artful evidence of particular erotically charged events, rather than pictures fashioned with an audience in mind. Yet they have proven to be eminently audience worthy and valued as well by the men who inhabit them."