Boston Common
Boston, Massachusetts

Tom Fenix - Photographer

    "All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." - T. E. Lawrence

    As for me - I just want to be dangerous. In my own way, I just want to be a little dangerous.

    Tom Fenix - Photograher
    amalgamanphoto@gmail.com

    GIOCONDA

    This project will challenge men to create portraits, both erotic and non-erotic, that will stand the test of time and graphically depict who they really are.

    The Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda in Italian, was done somewhere around 1503 and has sat in The Louvre since the late 1700s. Had the “model” known how famous she would become, would she have challenged herself and the artist to do more than just sit with arms folded with a cryptic look on her face?

    Would her dress be different, her hair styled differently, or jewelry worn? Would the backdrop have been against something more personal such as where husband first proposed, she got her first kiss, or first made love?

    Would she be naked, in the arms of her lover or maybe lovers?  Would she be seen with men, women or both?

    Is she cold and pious or warm and seductive, open to new things or ruled by conformity? Do her friends call her for advice or drinks and a good time? Do you take her home to mother or hold your head in shame after she is done with you?

    The men involved in these portraits will be ask the questions that they need to in order to create their own Mona Lisa. I expect to find issues on looks, age, dick size, masculinity, femininity, ethnicity, weakness, strength, community status and sex; and hope to photograph men exactly as they are and want to be seen.