For years I've collected vintage photographs of men from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. These images for me represent a masculine ideal, if largely a constructed one. Their bearded faces and distinguished attire are spectacular, while their stiff poses and serious expressions belie a kind of vulnerability.

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Buck,2011,oil on panel,28"x24" * 


Dipper,2015,oil on panel,24"x20" * 


2 Beards, 2009, oil-panel,60"x48" * 


Blower,2011,oil on panel,20"x20" * 


Ginger,2012,oil on panel,48"x36" * 


Deevie,2102,oil on panel,60"x40" * 


Gammy,2014,oil on panel,24"x18" * 


Bearded,2009,oil on panel * 


Bearded,2009,oil on panel, detail * 


Tuppeny,2014,oil on panel,20"x16" * 


Sprater,2010,oil on panel,28 x18" * 


Pommie,2012,oil on panel,48"x32" * 

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Deadweight-on-Velveteen,2012,18x14": *