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    Adonis

    This project is a personal series of photographs exploring the modern concerns of body representation giving reference to Greek mythology. Ancient mythology has interested me for many years, and has done because I believe the stories have always been prevalent in art and are still being used to explain even the most modern concerns, and although they are fictional, they are still of value in our contemporary society. This body of work has largely taken inspiration from the story of Adonis. Adonis was the male god of beauty, love, nature and rejuvenation. He represented an unrivalled male beauty, and even though he suffers death during his story, his legend has survived and become something of a resurrected phenomenon to the image of the ‘modern ideal male body’.

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    Ashley Sweeting

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