About the Photographer
Swiss, b. 1992
The Company of Men by Alexandre Haefeli is a series centered on the male figure and the representation of sensuality. While the theme of voluptuousness is often portrayed via female nudes, erotic portraits of naked men are far less common. Particularly interested in the young adult male, Haefeli humorously overturns the codes of masculine imagery: The men appearing in The Company of Men seem delicate, mischievous, and sensitive—qualities typically considered feminine. This series thus reminds us that it is possible to live and to express one’s identity as a man outside the clichés generally associated with virility.