Ryan McGinley’s Innocents Inhabit ‘Somewhere Place’ [NSFW]

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An outrageous yet elegant purveyor of youth, Ryan McGinley has photographed feral kids naked in caves across America, posed them nude with animals in black-and-white studio shots, and zoomed in their goose-bumped flesh on seamless paper. For his second solo show in Amsterdam, and his first at Galerie Gabriel Rolt, the talented Mr. McGinley shuffles the deck to present a masterful mix of uninhibited 20-somethings frolicking in nature — naively picking flowers or wildly jumping from trees — and amusingly embracing birds of prey, kittens, and snakes in stark studio settings. Printed on a large scale, McGinley’s somewhat cinematic scenes capture an age of innocence and exuberance better than most movies nowadays — and they’re quicker to view. Click through a gallery of McGinley images from Somewhere Place after the jump.

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

Ryan McGinley, Untitled, 2011. ©Ryan McGinley, Courtesy Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam