In The Homoerotic Photograph, Allen Ellenzweig reminds us that photography has persistently captured the male gaze upon other men. Gathered here are 127 beautiful and provocative duotone photographs that reflect the wide-ranging history of male homoeroticism as revealed by the camera - amply suggesting spiritual, physical, and intellectual exchange between men. To accompany these images, Ellenzweig offers a detailed account of the multiple and complex meanings of the homoerotic, from the 1850s to today. Each artist is placed in historical context, with chapters devoted to specific photographers and eras, beginning with the male nude studies created by nineteenth-century French photographer Eugene Durieu under the direction of painter Eugene Delacroix.
English - 230 Pages - 27.2 cm x 1 cm x 31.2 cm - 1.9 Kg
Throughout the history of photography, the greatest picture takers have also been voyeurs. Gathered in this volume are 100 of the most suggestive stolen glances ever captured on film. "Voyeur" is a secret tour of the erotic world of looking, featuring artists such as Merry Alpern and Helmut Newton.
English - 192 Pages - 24.4 cm x 23.6 cm - 1 Kg
Edition Villa Saint-Clair, 2005
Première monographie très illustrée rassemblant les photos, les notes, les dessins, le journal de cet artiste-scientifique, lors de séjours à Sète puis ailleurs. Y sont documentées les obsessions de l'artiste pour les figures des nymphes et des divinités mythologiques (Aphrodite, Diane), très liées à la nature et à une sexualité sans tabou.
French - 480 Pages - 15.7 x 4 x 21.7 cm - 1 Kg
Powerhouse Books, 2003
Determined to supplement her meager income as a novice photographer, Juliana Beasley embarked on an eight-year odyssey as a professional nude dancer, specializing in “lap dances,” during which a woman dances above a seated customer, erotically brushing against his body. From New York to Reno, Beasley worked in over two dozen strip clubs, dancing for twenty dollars a song, experiencing the rewards and pitfalls of the profession: variable income, flexible schedules, emotional and physical exhaustion, sex industry camaraderie—and an arrest for prostitution. Along with negligees and stilettos, she regularly brought a camera to the clubs, and began recording testimonies from the managers, dancers, and patrons. The result is Lapdancer, an inside look at the world of professional nude dancing. Here, at what was once society’s fringe, Beasley depicts mainstream culture’s new evolving definitions of sexuality, gender politics, capitalism, therapy—even love.
English - 160 Pages - 19.7 cm x 1.9 cm x 26.7 cm - 0.9 Kg
Arena Editions, 2001
The early 1970s witnessed the emergence and convergence of body art, performance, earth art, video, narrative, and photography-based art that sought to break the stronghold of minimalism (an art of pure form and materials) and conceptualism (the art of pure idea). In this context, Robert Mapplethorpe was an artist who infused art with personal reference, subjective expression, and allusion to real time and emotion. Mapplethorpe's earliest and most frequent subject was himself, in various guises, activities, and states of arousal that celebrated his ego, his body, and his sexual desires. The subject of nudity, sex, and self was a primary focus in Mapplethorpe's work. The black-and-white Polaroid photographs that Mapplethorpe produced during the early 1970s constitute an in-depth self-portrait, intently and graphically exploring expressions, moods, postures, and actions that range from angelic and innocent to sinister and erotic. Autoportrait, the first publication dealing exclusively with Mapplethorpe's self-portrait Polaroids, presents the artist's most revealing attempts to wed the erotic and sexual with other theoretical concerns.
English - 144 Pages - 21 cm x 1.9 cm x 25.4 cm - 0.6 Kg