When photographer Armando Frezze Durand found that his account with a famous photography website had been removed, he was frustrated. “The company claimed abuse of terms of use due to nudity,” he says, explaining that the website had a problem with his photos that included shirtless guys. “I tried to reply to the website with a couple of long e-mails arguing there was criteria mistakes, but eventually I decided to create our own platform for our photos.”

Doopler is the result of Durand’s efforts, a magazine that showcases his photography, full of young guys on the cusp of adulthood. Based in Argentina, Durand characterises Doopler’s models as typically “less than 60 kilos in weight, between 18 and 30 years old.” He says he found this body type was often maligned by the gay media in favour of larger, more muscular builds, and he wanted to create a space where slender guys would be celebrated.

In 2003 he and his boy friend and current life partner Jose Vetter started this editorial project as a means to publish their own photographs and interactions with other artists with whom he shared a particular vision about beauty, art and the condensation of time.

Doopler Magazine is a small graphic reflection of the beauty of young faces. It’s a place where energy, sexuality, indifference and vitality of young boys, girls and more boys are reflected in the most deprived way. Each edition attempts to stay close to their faces that surprise us day by day. A mix of street kids, models, friends, designers and outsiders with a strong yet simple attitude.


Editor-in-Chief / Armando Frezze Durand

Creative Directors / Armando Frezze Durand & Jose Vetter

Producers / Jose Vetter & Santt Rose

External Consultor / Dan Padrino

PH Staff / Armando Frezze Durand, Jose Vetter and Federico Caram

Web Developer / Santt Rose – online lab