John Coplans is known for his black and white, nude self portraits. This photo may turn heads at first and just been seen as a naked man. It caught my eye because of the age of the man in the photo. Clearly, the man is older but I still find the picture beautiful. Coplans doesn't show his face which helps the viewer not focus on a specific identity or person. The camera lingers over every imperfection, such as the wrinkles, skin spots, sagging skin, and splotches of hair.
This picture also shows Coplans use of humor and wit but also his intelligence and passion.
He makes himself more brilliant and beautiful than modern pictures that show men and women with their "perfect" bodies.