The male youth in the photography of Will McBride

 

"I am very interested in boys. Let there be no doubt about that. But I do not meet them in train stations nor in the men’s lavatories. I do not go to places where I expect to see boys. I do not ask boys to come home with me for pay. But when I see a good looking boy, or what I think is a good looking boy: thin and with good bones and muscles, an intelligent face with clear eyes and a full mouth, high cheekbones, a not too large nose, a flat stomach, a full butt and long legs, big feet and big hands, then there I am charged with a lot of excitement. It is this excitement that makes me work. I do not make love to boys. I make pictures and sculptures of them – my expression of loving" — Will McBride