HUMAN. CANADIAN. SMELLS GOOD. PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS. MAKES PHOTOGRAPHS.

Perfectly sculpted light with the one & only Olivia Leigh Nowak.

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Perfectly sculpted light with the one & only Olivia Leigh Nowak.

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@olivialeighnowak
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#claytoncooper #torontophotographer #actress #film #torontoactor #model #beauty #blackandwhite #blancoynegro #b&w #portraiture #lightandshadow

Quilotoa Crater Lake ~ Cotoxapi, Ecuador

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Quilotoa Crater Lake ~ Cotoxapi, Ecuador

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Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas. High up in Andean Páramo, on the road to Quilotoa, Ecuador.

The 149,000 hectare Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas was an amazing place to explore. The reserve spans two provinces and has an incredible diversity of landscape and plant life: Huge dry plains, rolling hills, lunar landscapes with extraordinary and strange rock formations. Dense fields of what appears to be blue/green grass but upon close inspection turns out to be millions upon millions of incredibly small cacti. Copses of Cypress trees followed by bamboo, cushion plants, rosette and gentian flowers. Small, strange, human-like Frailejón or Espeletia plants abound and look like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. It was a truly beautiful place to visit. 

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#travelphotography #allyouneedisecuador #ecuadortravel #ecuadortravel_ig #ecuador #travel #pichincha #cotipaxi #andes #Illiniza #cordillera #claytoncooper #torontophotographer #landscape #natgeo #mountains #beautiful #paramo #quilotoa

Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas. High up in Andean Páramo, on the road to Quilotoa, Ecuador.

The 149,000 hectare Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas was an amazing place to explore. The reserve spans two provinces and has an incredible diversity of landscape and plant life: Huge dry plains, rolling hills, lunar landscapes with extraordinary and strange rock formations. Dense fields of what appears to be blue/green grass but upon close inspection turns out to be millions upon millions of incredibly small cacti. Copses of Cypress trees followed by bamboo, cushion plants, rosette and gentian flowers. Small, strange, human-like Frailejón or Espeletia plants abound and look like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. It was a truly beautiful place to visit.

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#travelphotography #allyouneedisecuador #ecuadortravel #ecuadortravel_ig #ecuador #travel #pichincha #cotipaxi #andes #Illiniza #cordillera #claytoncooper #torontophotographer #landscape #natgeo #mountains #beautiful #paramo #quilotoa

Throwback to gorgeous days spent climbing mountains in the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador. Pictured here is Mount Tungurahua sitting pretty at 5,023 metres, well above the town of Banos.

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Throwback to gorgeous days spent climbing mountains in the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador. Pictured here is Mount Tungurahua sitting pretty at 5,023 metres, well above the town of Banos.

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No BS here, just a whole lot of natural beauty with Ms. Caley Jones.

No BS here, just a whole lot of natural beauty with Ms. Caley Jones.

All kinds of pretty with @caleyjones
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All kinds of pretty with @caleyjones
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dreamy blues & greens with fredau hoekstra. 
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dreamy blues & greens with fredau hoekstra.
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@fredauh
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lumière magique avec @matthewvautour 

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#claytoncooper #torontophotographer #dancer #torontodancer #dance #pretty #beautifullight #lighting #portrait #portraiture #photography #mywork #waysofseeing

lumière magique avec @matthewvautour

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#claytoncooper #torontophotographer #dancer #torontodancer #dance #pretty #beautifullight #lighting #portrait #portraiture #photography #mywork #waysofseeing

The one & only Pastel Supernova.

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The one & only Pastel Supernova.

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@pastelsupernova
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Throwback to 2009 with one of my top favorite humans of all time.  
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Throwback to 2009 with one of my top favorite humans of all time.
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Indifference. 
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Indifference.
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Maintain upward motion.
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Maintain upward motion.
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Bonjour Montréal. 
Did you miss me?


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Bonjour Montréal.
Did you miss me?


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And here is the face that sits on top of the body in that last post. Thanks to Mr. Darren Wall with his bright eyes and magical beard.

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And here is the face that sits on top of the body in that last post. Thanks to Mr. Darren Wall with his bright eyes and magical beard.

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#beardporn #claytoncooper #torontophotographer #portrait #headshot #torontoheadshots #model #beard #blackandwhite #b&w #portraiture #timeless

A few weeks ago, I was browsing through photographs online, trying to find an artist, image, idea or technique that might inspire me in some new way. There are a multitude of sites out there that curate and showcase photography. After browsing through the thousands upon thousands of shots that bubble their way up to the top of the internet, it struck me that almost nowhere did I see non-sexualized male nudes photographs. There were plenty of male nudes out there but the majority were either very ‘Calvin Klien’ type photos, beefcake firefighter type shots or leaning toward sexier shots with a more gay-friendly look. 

What struck me was that although there is an absolutely staggering amount of sexualized female nude photography online, there is still a substantial amount of nude non-sexualized photography of females out there.

Throughout history, there has been a massive amount of nude male work. Entire eras were devoted strictly to male gods and heroes who were depicted in the nude. What gives? Why are our modern times having none, or very little of that?

All of this looking and thinking made me realize that as someone who has been photographing all manner of people, places and things since November of 2006, I have never photographed a completely naked man.

I know plenty of male photographers who only shoot with women - clothes or unclothed and there is nothing wrong with that. As far as I’m concerned, it’s their art and their choice.

I photograph almost as many men as I do women. It’s probably a 60/40 split. But, hey, no male nudes. Well… Challenge accepted. Curious to see how the shots are received. I’ll be posting a full gallery on my site.

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#claytoncooper #torontophotographer #photography #model #beauty #fineart #nude #malemodel #sculpted #blackandwhite #b&w #humanform #maleform #man

A few weeks ago, I was browsing through photographs online, trying to find an artist, image, idea or technique that might inspire me in some new way. There are a multitude of sites out there that curate and showcase photography. After browsing through the thousands upon thousands of shots that bubble their way up to the top of the internet, it struck me that almost nowhere did I see non-sexualized male nudes photographs. There were plenty of male nudes out there but the majority were either very ‘Calvin Klien’ type photos, beefcake firefighter type shots or leaning toward sexier shots with a more gay-friendly look.

What struck me was that although there is an absolutely staggering amount of sexualized female nude photography online, there is still a substantial amount of nude non-sexualized photography of females out there.

Throughout history, there has been a massive amount of nude male work. Entire eras were devoted strictly to male gods and heroes who were depicted in the nude. What gives? Why are our modern times having none, or very little of that?

All of this looking and thinking made me realize that as someone who has been photographing all manner of people, places and things since November of 2006, I have never photographed a completely naked man.

I know plenty of male photographers who only shoot with women - clothes or unclothed and there is nothing wrong with that. As far as I’m concerned, it’s their art and their choice.

I photograph almost as many men as I do women. It’s probably a 60/40 split. But, hey, no male nudes. Well… Challenge accepted. Curious to see how the shots are received. I’ll be posting a full gallery on my site.

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#claytoncooper #torontophotographer #photography #model #beauty #fineart #nude #malemodel #sculpted #blackandwhite #b&w #humanform #maleform #man