Every now and then an e-mail turns up in my inbox that truly gives me pause and everything around me stops. This is exactly what happened when I received a link to the work of a Philadelphia photographer who calls himself Troofire. I don't know much about the artist besides what is listed in his Flickr profile, but I'm sure that will change once this post is published.
His body of work consists of some of the most amazing photos of men of color that I've ever seen, sensual but not pornographic.
The hardest thing for me was selecting my favorite pictures to post because they're all so amazing.
Here's what his fans are saying:
"You put so much pure love into what you do that it saturatres every picture you take. There is joy, celebration, and full life in every one of these works of art."
"I love your eye... your vision for the art of photography continually inspires me. Your images are well-crafted and profound".
"One of the things I've found with your images, even the more sexually charged ones, is they are so affirming. By that I mean they both flatter the view and the viewer by the handling of the subject."