Jason Vass presents Soft Instant, featuring new works by Australian-born, Los Angeles-based photographer Luke Austin. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. Known for his intimate nude male portraits, Austin captures images that reveal the individuality of his subjects in a moment of disarming contact. Austin intuitively conveys the vulnerability of his sitters through the empathetic quality of his photographic gaze, extending a care to his subjects and humanizing their masculinity beyond the momentary arrest of the frame. Luke Austin "Soft Instant" will be on view until April 16, 2016 at Jason Vass Gallery in Los Angeles. photographs by Douglas Neill.