By Priscilla Frank Warning: This post contains full-frontal male nudity and may be inappropriate for work environments. Abigail Ekue There are very few spaces where heteronormative men need to fight for visibility. Sure, depicting a naked body can lead to objectification and sexualization as women can surely attest. But a powerful nude representation also has the power to be empowering, liberating, and, of course, beautiful. In , photographer Abigail Ekue embarked on a mission to photograph the unclothed male body in a truthful, expressive and direct manner, a style Ekue saw was lacking in the larger cultural lexicon.
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The discernible "body parts" of the figure are composed of nested, conical and cylindrical abstract elements, assembled together in such a way as to suggest rhythm and convey the movement of the figure merging into itself. Dark outlines limit the contours of the body while serving as motion lines that emphasize the dynamics of the moving figure, while the accented arcs of the dotted lines seem to suggest a thrusting pelvic motion. The movement seems to be rotated counterclockwise from the upper left to the lower right corner, where the gradient of the apparently frozen sequence corresponding to the bottom right to top left dark, respectively, becomes more transparent , the fading of which is apparently intended to simulate the "older" section. At the edges of the picture, the steps are indicated in darker colors. The center of the image is an amalgam of light and dark, that becomes more piqued approaching the edges. The overall warm, monochrome bright palette ranges from yellow ochre to dark, almost black tones.
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She has a younger brother, Damian, and an older half-sister, Sasha. In at the age of seventeen she appeared in the second series of " Fist of Fun ", the BBC comedy show from Stewart Lee and Richard Herring as a schoolgirl in a series of sketches entitled 'Teachers' one of her co-stars was the young Daniel Mays. She studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London for three years during this time before becoming a professional model at the age of Her figure eventually caught the eye of the editorial team of the Daily Star tabloid,  which began featuring her as a Page Three girl.
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