John Bortolin Photographer
Manscapes 2020 Calendars - a showcase of male nudes against the beautiful Australian landscapes.
Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Too many men are 'toughing it out', keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence. Movember is aiming to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and I want to help them get there. This year I've teamed up with Cameron Merchant & Julie Robinson from Married At First Sight. Cameron's very passionate about mental health and has showed his support by modelling naked. Money raised from the calendar sales will go towards Movember.
The calendar features Cameron Merchant and Matthew Bennett from MAFS
Manscapes 2020 Calendar is donating part of the profits to QUAC (QLD Aids Council), Their mission is to enable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people to increase control over and improve their health, as a resource for social, economic and personal development and an important dimension of quality of life. Money raised will be allocated to mental health.
Manscapes - a fine art male nude coffee table book.
A3 in size, boasting 152 pages celebrating the male body.
Featuring 25 local men, photographed naked in the beautiful Byron Bay Shire and its surrounding areas, with the lush semi-tropical hills, hidden creeks, farms, waterfalls and spectacular beaches as their natural studio backdrop.
Byron Bay based artist John Bortolin's passion for landscapes and male nudes has come together in an exquisite 2020 Calendars to raise awareness of men's mental health and building support for men in need.
My 2020 Manscapes Calendars are a tribute to my friends who lost their lives to suicide. It makes me more determined to make a change for men who suffer with mental health issues. Whether it be from raising awareness through my posts and sales of the Calendars, to making these guys feel better about themselves from the images I take of them.
I do love showing the models what others see through a picture. A side they don't see in themselves. Sometimes we all need a reminder of how fabulous we are. Most of the men that model for me are non professional models that live around the Byron Bay region and its surrounding towns