Reviews - What do customers think about Jose Messana (Euros)?
Book Defective Jan 5, 2004
I also received a book where the pages were stuck together as well as where one page was just blank. Otherwise the pictures are great.
Well produced showing excellent technical skills. Oct 21, 2001
Despite the caution expressed by one reviewer my book was not soiled by spilt glue! Indeed, as with all the Edition Euros books that I have (and all of the Bruno Gmunder imprints) the quality of the book is beyond criticism.
As for the photographs, Messana presents an array of very 'masculine' models of the older, more pumped type. Whilst I do not particularly find this type of physique to be erotically charged, I can certainnly report that these pictures will stimulate many people who are in love with portrayals of the modern nude male. Messana seems to be able to get his camera inside the models' heads and bring out some real feeling and emotion, one of which is surely joy.
So buy it, it's not expensive and is a great addition to any collection.
The Mature Male Nude! May 12, 2001
This photographer's work is a pleasure to view. These are mature, well-developed nude men in black & white photos who seem to overflow with sexuality & emotion. They truly love being exhibitionist. Thanks to a wonderful photographer, Jose Messana, who really knows how to bring out the best in his models. You can tell Jose takes a lot of care in picking the right models and men to photograph, and captures their beauty with perfect lighting and shadows. I really enjoyed this book. Some of his images remind me of Tom Bianchi.
As a collector of this series of books, I recommend this one. This photographer who was born in Zurich, Switzerland is one of the best, and I assume that's why he is so popular and one of the best known photographer's of nudes in Europe.
printing defect Dec 24, 1999
I exchanged the first book because one of the pages was glued to the next page. The second book had the identical problem. It looks like the binding glue got on to the page. The one picture has a white streak where the printing came off. It's a shame because the rest of the book is fine and the photographs are good. So, if you buy the book, just beware of the defect.
Very hot! Jul 5, 1999
Excellent photography, and some great looking guys