Manscapes 2020 Calendar - a showcase of male nudes against the beautiful Australian landscapes.
Byron Bay based artist John Bortolin's passion for landscapes and male nudes has come together in an exquisite 2020 Calendar to raise awareness of men's mental health and building support for men in need.
My 2020 Manscapes Calendar is a tribute to my friends who lost their lives to suicide. It makes me more determined to make a change for men who suffer with mental health issues. Whether it be from raising awareness through my posts and sales of the Calendars, to making these guys feel better about themselves from the images I take of them.
I do love showing the models what others see through a picture. A side they don't see in themselves. Sometimes we all need a reminder of how fabulous we are. Most of the men that model for me are non professional models that live around the Byron Bay region and its surrounding towns.
Manscapes 2020 Calendar is donating part of the profits to QUAC (QLD Aids Council), Their mission is to enable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people to increase control over and improve their health, as a resource for social, economic and personal development and an important dimension of quality of life. Money raised will be allocated to mental health.