An acquaintance of mine is receiving fantastic reviews on his latest works. If you are ever able to catch a viewing you must see these in person. Photorealism is not enough of an explanation of his technique, they are amazingly well crafted, insightful, and beautiful.
These portraits are startling contemporary insights into the society of men. These are men who clearly have lived lives of intensity and peril and are part of a society that signals their wounds with physical visuals.