I Am Ben IV
I Am Ben IV

Male nude by troy schooneman

“I Am Ben” is a series of portraits that reflects upon the renaissance of the human spirit following childhood trauma caused by bullying and psychological abuse. Specifically, the portrait subject of the series is a 20-year-old man from the United Kingdom who was regularly taunted, beaten and bullied during his formative years in rural England simply because he was born with red hair and a pale complexion.  Ben recounted to me how he was frequently taunted and, on occasion, even spat at while walking to and from school – all because he looked different from the other children.  The scars of this childhood bullying ran deep and it took Ben many years before he was able to regain his self-confidence.

 

Anyone who has been the subject of bullying understands all too well the sense of despair that often descends into a frightening hopelessness and lack of self-confidence.  Many young people who are bullied become withdrawn from their peers and from their family - and thus often experience a deep sense of loneliness and isolation, unable to talk about the source of their sadness. 

 

My aim with these portraits was first to show Ben his unique beauty by accentuating the very things that caused him to be taunted – his red hair and pale complexion.  I then asked Ben to recall the range of emotions that he experienced both during and after his childhood ordeal – from confusion, isolation, despair and ultimately self-acceptance.   “I Am Ben” aims to celebrate the beauty of human diversity and shows us that, despite trauma, the human spirit is capable of great strength and, ultimately, of renaissance.

 

Interestingly, Ben is now a primary school teacher.  He works hard to instill in his pupils a sense of self-confidence and self-worth and teaches them the importance of, and indeed, to celebrate, human diversity in all of its many manifestations.

The Wandering Soul
The Wandering Soul

Male Nude Art, Nude Men in Art, The Art of the Male Nude

Ode to Nietzsche
Ode to Nietzsche

Ode to Nietzsche is a beautiful religious-themed male nude photograph by Australian artist Troy Schooneman is available for purchase as a fine art limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist.

Memories of Avignon
Memories of Avignon

Artistic Nudes, Artistic Male Nudes, Fine Art Male Nude, Artistic Male Nude, Fine Art Male Nudes, Male Nude in Art, Nude Photography, Male Nude Photography, Male Nude Photographs, troy Schooneman

The Eternal Winter IV
The Eternal Winter IV
The Last Marquess
The Last Marquess

The Last Marquess is a beautiful contemporary male nude photograph by Australian artist Troy Schooneman

I Am Ben
I Am Ben

“I Am Ben” is a series of portraits that reflects upon the renaissance of the human spirit following childhood trauma caused by bullying and psychological abuse. Specifically, the portrait subject of the series is a 20-year-old man from the United Kingdom who was regularly taunted, beaten and bullied during his formative years in rural England simply because he was born with red hair and a pale complexion.  Ben recounted to me how he was frequently taunted and, on occasion, even spat at while walking to and from school – all because he looked different from the other children.  The scars of this childhood bullying ran deep and it took Ben many years before he was able to regain his self-confidence.

 

Anyone who has been the subject of bullying understands all too well the sense of despair that often descends into a frightening hopelessness and lack of self-confidence.  Many young people who are bullied become withdrawn from their peers and from their family - and thus often experience a deep sense of loneliness and isolation, unable to talk about the source of their sadness. 

 

My aim with these portraits was first to show Ben his unique beauty by accentuating the very things that caused him to be taunted – his red hair and pale complexion.  I then asked Ben to recall the range of emotions that he experienced both during and after his childhood ordeal – from confusion, isolation, despair and ultimately self-acceptance.   “I Am Ben” aims to celebrate the beauty of human diversity and shows us that, despite trauma, the human spirit is capable of great strength and, ultimately, of renaissance.

 

Interestingly, Ben is now a primary school teacher.  He works hard to instill in his pupils a sense of self-confidence and self-worth and teaches them the importance of, and indeed, to celebrate, human diversity in all of its many manifestations.

The Final Reckoning
The Final Reckoning
Alexis, 23, France
Alexis, 23, France
Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound
The King in the North
The King in the North

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The Lost Son of Nefertiti
The Lost Son of Nefertiti

The Lost Son of Nefertiti is a beautiful fine art male portrait by Australian photographer Troy Schooneman

The Power of One
The Power of One

The Power of One

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The iPhone Age
The iPhone Age
The Ecstasy
The Ecstasy

Male Nude Art

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The Fifth Man
The Fifth Man

The Fifth Man

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Atonement
The Atonement
The Wakening
The Wakening
Blue Boy
Blue Boy
Felipe, 21, Brazil
Felipe, 21, Brazil
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The Illyrians
The Illyrians

The Illyrians is a fine art male portrait that depicts two young brothers from Paris, France.

The Last Farewell II
The Last Farewell II

Male Nude Art by Troy Schooneman

The Young Sportsman
The Young Sportsman
The Eternal Winter
The Eternal Winter
The Art of Man
The Art of Man

Renaissance inspired portraits and fine art male nudes by Troy Schooneman

Ilya, 25, Israel
Ilya, 25, Israel
The Coal Miner
The Coal Miner

"The Coal Miner” is a fine art male nude portrait by Troy Schoonemandedicated to the 169 coal miners who lost their lives in an explosion in the Chimney Springs mine in Carbon County, Wyoming on June 30, 1903. 

Coal mine gas (methane) was ignited in Chimney Springs Mine No. 1 causing a violent explosion and a mine cave-in, killing 169 miners. Many bodies, recovered over the next year, are buried in the nearby Hanna Cemetery. This tragedy was the greatest loss of life in any Wyoming mining disaster.

Oceans of Time
Oceans of Time
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The Blessed
The Blessed

Artistic Nudes

Artistic Male Nudes

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Artistic Male Nude

Fine Art Male Nudes

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Male Nude Photography

Male Nude Photographs

 

 

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Portrait of Doctor Christian Fellows
Portrait of Doctor Christian Fellows
The Orphan Boy
The Orphan Boy
The Drifter
The Drifter

The Drifter

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Soul Catcher
The Soul Catcher

The Soul Catcher is a beautiful fine art male portrait by Australian photographer Troy Schooneman

The Animus II
The Animus II
The Forgiveness
The Forgiveness
The Reclining Nude II
The Reclining Nude II
After Midnight
After Midnight
Boy in White
Boy in White
The Young Olympian
The Young Olympian
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Boy, 15
Boy, 15
The Boy Who Loved Anderson Cooper II
The Boy Who Loved Anderson Cooper II

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Male Nude Art

Troy Schooneman

 

The Face of Judas
The Face of Judas
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The Whistler
The Whistler
The Temptation of Christian Miller
The Temptation of Christian Miller
The Keeper of Ashes
The Keeper of Ashes

Artistic Nudes, Artistic Male Nudes, Fine Art Male Nude, Artistic Male Nude, Fine Art Male Nudes, Male Nude in Art, Nude Photography, Male Nude Photography, Male Nude Photographs

The Utopian Soldier IX
The Utopian Soldier IX

The Utopian Soldier IX is a fine art male photograph by Troy Schooneman that is part of a collection of male portraits focused on the sport of Muay Thai.  All of the portrait subjects in the series are professional Muay Thai fighters.

 

The Fragility of Hope
The Fragility of Hope

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Gregory, 28, United States
Gregory, 28, United States

Fine art male portraits by Australian artist Troy Schooneman

The Renaissance Child
The Renaissance Child
The Brothers
The Brothers
The Diving Champion
The Diving Champion
The Shadow of Regret
The Shadow of Regret
The Ecstasy II
The Ecstasy II
The Other Crucifixion
The Other Crucifixion

The Other Crucifixion is a beautiful fine art nude photograph by Troy Schooneman which was inspired by the religious iconography of Renaissance Italy.

The Blessing of Saint Ignatius
The Blessing of Saint Ignatius
The Prince of Siberia II
The Prince of Siberia II

The Prince of Siberia II is a fine art male portrait by Troy Schooneman featuring a red haired man from Serbia

The Utopian Soldier VI
The Utopian Soldier VI

The Utopian Soldier VI is a fine art male nude portrait by Troy Schooneman that is part of a collection of male portraits focused on the sport of Muay Thai.  All of the portrait subjects in the series are professional Muay Thai fighters.

 

I Am Ben III
I Am Ben III

“I Am Ben” is a series of portraits that reflects upon the renaissance of the human spirit following childhood trauma caused by bullying and psychological abuse. Specifically, the portrait subject of the series is a 20-year-old man from the United Kingdom who was regularly taunted, beaten and bullied during his formative years in rural England simply because he was born with red hair and a pale complexion.  Ben recounted to me how he was frequently taunted and, on occasion, even spat at while walking to and from school – all because he looked different from the other children.  The scars of this childhood bullying ran deep and it took Ben many years before he was able to regain his self-confidence.

 

Anyone who has been the subject of bullying understands all too well the sense of despair that often descends into a frightening hopelessness and lack of self-confidence.  Many young people who are bullied become withdrawn from their peers and from their family - and thus often experience a deep sense of loneliness and isolation, unable to talk about the source of their sadness. 

 

My aim with these portraits was first to show Ben his unique beauty by accentuating the very things that caused him to be taunted – his red hair and pale complexion.  I then asked Ben to recall the range of emotions that he experienced both during and after his childhood ordeal – from confusion, isolation, despair and ultimately self-acceptance.   “I Am Ben” aims to celebrate the beauty of human diversity and shows us that, despite trauma, the human spirit is capable of great strength and, ultimately, of renaissance.

 

Interestingly, Ben is now a primary school teacher.  He works hard to instill in his pupils a sense of self-confidence and self-worth and teaches them the importance of, and indeed, to celebrate, human diversity in all of its many manifestations.

The Argentinian Athlete
The Argentinian Athlete
The Reclining Nude
The Reclining Nude

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The Utopian Soldier XIII
The Utopian Soldier XIII
The Age of Rodin III
The Age of Rodin III
The African Prince
The African Prince

The African Prince

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Boy Who Loved Anderson Cooper
The Boy Who Loved Anderson Cooper

Male Nude Art and Fine Art Male Photography Artistic Men Nudes Troy Schooneman

This is Jesus
This is Jesus
The Alchemist
The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a fine art male nude photograph created by Australian artist Troy Schooneman.  This particular portrait features a young red headed man from the United Kingdom.

The Animus
The Animus
The Last Farewell
The Last Farewell

Male Nude Photography by Troy Schooneman

The Flower Merchant II
The Flower Merchant II
The Lost Romanov
The Lost Romanov
The King of Rome
The King of Rome

The King od Rome

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Age of Rodin IV
The Age of Rodin IV
The Captain II
The Captain II

Beautiful portrait of a young military man

The Stroke, 1936 Summer Olympics
The Stroke, 1936 Summer Olympics
The Renaissance Painter
The Renaissance Painter
The Third Anniversary
The Third Anniversary
The Utopian Soldier VII
The Utopian Soldier VII

The Utopian Soldier VII The Utopian Soldier is a fine art male portrait by Troy Schooneman that is part of a collection of male portraits focused on the sport of Muay Thai.  All of the portrait subjects in the series are professional Muay Thai fighters.

 

The Ghost of Georges Quenelle II
The Ghost of Georges Quenelle II
The Faithful One
The Faithful One

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Iranian Prince
The Iranian Prince
The Poet
The Poet
The Lord of the Ballet
The Lord of the Ballet
The Warlord
The Warlord
The Blessed II
The Blessed II

The Blessed II is a beautiful contemporary male nude photograph that shows a bearded young man with long hair, not unlike the classical representations of Jesus Christ, with tattoos and a naturally hairy pubic area.

The Sadness Will Last Forever
The Sadness Will Last Forever

"The Sadness Will Last Forever” (2017) by Troy Schooneman

On 27 July 1890, aged 37, Vincent Willem van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm Lefaucheux à broche revolver. He was suffering from a debilitating mental illness and plagued by constant self-doubt about the worthiness of his art. 

The shooting may have taken place in the wheat field in which he had been painting, or a local barn. The bullet was deflected by a rib and passed through his chest without doing apparent damage to internal organs – probably stopped by his spine. 

He was able to walk back to the Auberge Ravoux, where he was attended to by two doctors, but without a surgeon present the bullet could not be removed. The doctors tended to him as best they could, then left him alone in his room, smoking his pipe. 

The following morning his brother Theo rushed to his side, finding him in good spirits. But within hours Vincent began to fail, suffering from an untreated infection resulting from the wound. He died in the early hours of 29 July, 1890. 

According to Theo, Vincent's last words were: "The sadness will last forever"

The Age of Rodin IV
The Age of Rodin IV
The Phoenix III
The Phoenix III

The Phoenix is a fine art pentaptych (series of five portraits) created by Australian artist Troy Schooneman which reflects on the renaissance of the human spirit following a childhood trauma caused by bullying, violence and psychological abuse.

The Age of Rodin
The Age of Rodin
The Illyrians II
The Illyrians II

Portraits by Troy Schooneman | Fine Art Photography

The Master of Ceremonies
The Master of Ceremonies
The Dreamer
The Dreamer

The Dreamer is a beautiful fine art portrait of a young bearded man from Israel

The Returned
The Returned

The Returned

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

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I Am Ben II
I Am Ben II

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“I Am Ben” is a series of portraits that reflects upon the renaissance of the human spirit following childhood trauma caused by bullying and psychological abuse. Specifically, the portrait subject of the series is a 20-year-old man from the United Kingdom who was regularly taunted, beaten and bullied during his formative years in rural England simply because he was born with red hair and a pale complexion.  Ben recounted to me how he was frequently taunted and, on occasion, even spat at while walking to and from school – all because he looked different from the other children.  The scars of this childhood bullying ran deep and it took Ben many years before he was able to regain his self-confidence.

 

Anyone who has been the subject of bullying understands all too well the sense of despair that often descends into a frightening hopelessness and lack of self-confidence.  Many young people who are bullied become withdrawn from their peers and from their family - and thus often experience a deep sense of loneliness and isolation, unable to talk about the source of their sadness. 

 

My aim with these portraits was first to show Ben his unique beauty by accentuating the very things that caused him to be taunted – his red hair and pale complexion.  I then asked Ben to recall the range of emotions that he experienced both during and after his childhood ordeal – from confusion, isolation, despair and ultimately self-acceptance.   “I Am Ben” aims to celebrate the beauty of human diversity and shows us that, despite trauma, the human spirit is capable of great strength and, ultimately, of renaissance.

 

Interestingly, Ben is now a primary school teacher.  He works hard to instill in his pupils a sense of self-confidence and self-worth and teaches them the importance of, and indeed, to celebrate, human diversity in all of its many manifestations.

The Descendant of the Sun
The Descendant of the Sun

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Young Hercules
The Young Hercules

The Young Hercules is a stunning portrait of a beautiful young man from Tunisia and forms part of Troy Schooneman's series of fine art male nudes and artistic male nude photography

The Alpha
The Alpha

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Last of His Name
The Last of His Name
The Man of Steel II
The Man of Steel II
The Calling of Saint Matthew
The Calling of Saint Matthew

The Calling of Saint Matthew is a fine art male portrait inspired by the art of the Italian master painter, Caravaggio.

The Forsaken
The Forsaken

The Forsaken is a beautiful example of contemporary fine art photography that is inspired by the art of the Renaisance. 

 

The Son of Modigliani II
The Son of Modigliani II
The Dawning
The Dawning

The Dawning is a fine art photography by troy Schooneman that is inspired by the revelation of Jesus Christ and is a beautiful example of how Troy Schooneman takes themes from religious art of the Renaissance and creates stunning contemporary male nude portraits and fine art male nude photography.

The Beseeching
The Beseeching
The Young Fisherman
The Young Fisherman

The Young Fisherman

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Father
The Father

The Father

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

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The Lost Generation
The Lost Generation

The Lost Generation

Portraits by Troy Schooneman | Fine Art Photography

The Hand of God
The Hand of God

The Hand of God

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

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The Promise of Tomorrow
The Promise of Tomorrow
The Circle of Traitors
The Circle of Traitors
The Unspoken
The Unspoken

The Unspoken

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Curious Gentleman
The Curious Gentleman

The Curious Gentleman 

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by troy schooneman

The End of Days
The End of Days

Australian fine art photographer Troy Schooneman creates stunning fine art male portraits and fine art male nudes that are available for purchase as limited edition prints and canvas prints

 

The Noble Man
The Noble Man

The Noble Man

Fine Art Photography | Portraits by Troy Schooneman

The Utopian Soldier V
The Utopian Soldier V

The Utopian Soldier V The Utopian Soldier is a fine art male portrait by Troy Schooneman that is part of a collection of male portraits focused on the sport of Muay Thai.  All of the portrait subjects in the series are professional Muay Thai fighters.

 

The Gatekeeper
The Gatekeeper
The King in the North II
The King in the North II
The Final Vision
The Final Vision
Jeferson, 25, Brazil
Jeferson, 25, Brazil
Homeward Bound II
Homeward Bound II
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