These photos by Triinu Jurves on the Noolegruppe blog for Estonian artists are entitled A Homage to Lembit Sarapuu. There are several other photos of semi-nude men flexing their muscles in rustic settings.
I'm interested in any artist who inspires semi-nude male photographs. But who is this Lembit Sarapuu?
The surrealism is obvious: Euro Referendum in Estonia depicts two Western Europeans in 1950s garb trying to interview Estonia, depicted as a wild man, naked, fully aroused.
Kalevipoeg and the King of the Underworld, depicts a muscular, naked Kalevipoeg encountering a talking anus.
An interview with Eve Kask doesn't reveal much more: he likes women, he is interested in myth and nature, and if he could choose to live in another time, he would be a Cro-Magnon painting on a cave wall.
Thus, his frequent use of male nudity may not be a deliberate attempt to evoke the homoerotic, but an evocation of the pre-civilized wild man.
His work is sometimes criticized as sexist, depicting women only as objects of male conquest, as in A Walk Through the Park.
Of course, that doesn't explain his many nude men standing alone, raging against the modern world.
See also: Kristjan Raud; Kalervo Palsa.