This photo-narrative series explores the concept of new masculinities with a connection to nature as a way to embrace it and feel self-love. The male figure represented by Joan flows with the nature and weather conditions, holding the wind, the coldness, the water, and the sun, like engine machines that provoke a self-loving act. There is a purifying and strengthening effect on the subject like a spiritual and religious baptism ritual. These images were taken on a very cold and windy day in a natural pool, on the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. This is the second work with Joan, who is one of the past winners of Mister Canarias Online, a beauty contest with an inclusive approach. The message conveyed is to love ourselves, and embrace everything that makes us different, at the end of the day, we will realize that this diversity is what makes us special and unique. Seigar’s last interest is focused on identity, everything that defines us.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Seigar is a passionate travel, street, social-documentary, conceptual, and pop visual artist based in Tenerife, Spain. He feels obsessed with the pop culture that he shows in his works. He has explored photography, video art, and collage. He also writes for some media. His main inspirations are traveling and people. He is a philologist and works as a secondary school teacher. He is a self-taught visual artist, though he has done a two years course in advanced photography and one in cinema and television. He has participated in several exhibitions and his works have been featured in many publications worldwide. He writes for Dodho Magazine and The Cultural about pop culture. His last interest is documenting identity. Recently, he received the Rafael Ramos García International Photography Award. He also shares art and culture in his blog: Pop Sonality.