I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Hetz’s rough and romantic photos. Raw beauties all!
He has a new exhibit/ book launch! The info here: We’re pleased to announce the book release of Berlin-based photographer Florian Hetz. The bar manager of the legendary Berghain will present his first monograph “The Matter of Absence” on October 8, 2016. The foreword to the book is written by designer Stefano Pilati. Book Launch & Exhibition “The Matter of Absence” by Florian Hetz Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin October 8, 2016. 8 p. m. – 11 p. m.
“Through photography, Hetz explores the human body, the beauty in the ugly, and the ugliness in beauty. As his most important sense, he describes seeing since an eye disease runs in his family that might eventually cause him to lose his eyesight. “I suppose that knowing you might lose something makes it more precious to you,” Hetz explains. The book “”The Matter of Absence”” is Hetzʼs first publication. Body parts like in a peep show, caught in an action, caught in a singular moment. Seemingly familiar, and yet very random: Due to the lack of identity, due to the anonymity, it could be the high school crush, the neighbor, the priest, the ex lover, the best friend, or the online flirt. By showing very little of the surrounding, the close-ups offer a wide field of storytelling. The narrative happens rather in the head than on the photo. What leads to that particular moment becomes equally important as the moment itself. The absence of identity in times of selfies. Designer Stefano Pilati puts it like this: “”In his authenticity, Hetzʼs talent maniacally explores the moment between the photographer―as artist, witness, obsessive―and the subject. He interprets the body as a quintessential sex object through simple, domestic gestures, producing a body of work that is far removed from the spirit of “entertainment” and “staging” in current forms of social-media visualizations.”” A stunning, unique debut.
These Hetz photos below from his Tumblr… SO GOOD!
THREE THINGS: Sébastien Lifshitz’s OBSESSIVE queer photo collection @ i-D / NAKED BERLIN @ KALTBLUT/ MONSIEUR Butterfly portraits by LORD MARIPOSA
i-D: Parisian collector Sébastien Lifshitz has been building a robust and internationally-sourced photo archive since he was a teenager. His focus is on queer identity, from the art of drag to transgender metamorphosis. His collection of amateur photos is displayed for the very first time at the Rencontres d’Arles — a major festival in the south of France — under the title Sincerely Queer (Mauvais Genre, also a book). Collecting these images has been his hobby and passion alongside his films, most notably Bambi, a portrait of one of the first French transgender women, for which he won the best documentary César in 2013.
Read the FULL article & see more pics HERE @ i-D
Fedya Ili: 15 years experience in art-direction of glossy magazines and web, interior, graphic design. 2012 brought me to the decision — devote myself to photography. Cosmopolite (lived in Moscow, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Thailand, Kiev, Lisbon, Saint Petersburg).
SEE more of BOOK CLUB #32: NAKED BERLIN BY FEDYA ILI HERE @ KALTBLUT
More butterfly portraits HERE @ LORD MARIPOSA
Just bought this on iTunes tonight… really loving the mellow quirkiness of it so far.
You can listen to the full album for FREE here @ REMYSOUNDS
Check out some of the songs and see what you think! XOXO
A flower wedding : described by two wallflowers
by WALTER CRANE, 1845-1915
NYT: The British fashion stylist IB Kamara, originally from Sierra Leone, and the South African photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman have collaborated on a project titled “2026,” which addresses heteronormative attitudes to self-expression through fashion. The photographs imagine what men’s wear may look like in 10 years, through the use of fabrics rescued from garbage bins and thrift shops in Johannesburg and made into contemporary garments.
“I wanted to create a utopia where you can be whatever you want to be, without emphasis on masculinity or sexuality,” Mr. Kamara said last week, as he put the finishing touches to the large-scale photographic prints of young African men in dresses now hanging from the walls of Somerset House, one of Britain’s grandest palaces. “I wanted men, in particular black men, to just be able to be and breathe like every other type of man has been able to breathe for centuries, without the pressure and policing of black masculinity lingering over them.”
Articles & Images:
All my Luke & Bo Duke fantasies come to life!!!
phot by Eliza Jordan
“I’d say I’m somewhere in each piece. Sometimes I’m the bearded “boy” and sometimes I’m the urine soaked underwear he’s thrown on the floor. Just like in life.” – C. Dailey
THIS DRESS THOUGH! by BCALLA
THIS SHIRT TOO! by BCALLA, buy it HERE!
Portrait of Nils Kreuger (1884), Richard Bergh
Kreuger & 2 more Bergh paintings of Kreuger below…
ANTONIO DA SILVA: BE SEXUAL interviews some participants from BANKERS. They are bisexual married men who carry their secret desire for other men. They demonstrate how they get fulfilled by hooking up in public toilets. They describe how it feels to be attracted to men and where this emotion fit in their daily married lives. These men live double lives and they question the need for bisexual labeling. All they want is to BE SEXUAL.
UPDATE: This original post is from Mar 2016. FALLOS is opening AUGUST 16th @ Galleri LB Kompagnistræde 39, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Fallos emerges at the intersection of the work of two artists who set out to undermine the reality of photographic images and of personal image. Marc Martin and Arthur Gillet are fascinated by different hypostases of maleness, archaic as well as contemporary, and their work is informed by this obsession. They postulate that the many masks of maleness and manliness don’t cover lies, but that they are honest accessories for the manifestation of desire.
Read the rest @ MARC MARTIN
Buy the photo book HERE
FALLOS ► Arthur Gillet & Marc Martin
Berlin 2016, March 26th
Dencker + Schneider Art Gallery
From illusory manliness to manly illusions
2016, March 25th / May 5th
Past SISSYDUDE GILLET post list HERE!
Martin’s FACEBOOK page HERE
Part of the performance of 24-hour theater of Jan Fabre, the day progresses, fascinating …
In this second part of Mount Olympus, the exhilarating journey in Greek mythology continues and we meet the characters of Oedipus, Jocasta (his mother and woman) Creon (king of Thebes). also found Dionysos, accompanied by his mustache, and the character of Narcissus.
CULTUREBOX: The show with 27 actors, dancers and performers, Jan Fabre delves to the roots of the Greek tragedies. He thinks that in these times of crisis and restriction, it is important to explore our mythical roots. Mount Olympus is interested in great Greek hero, who form the core of who we are. The show is not cerebral, nothing is explained, the viewer is invited to experience just seek explanation. It concludes with a dance that, at previous performances in Berlin, Rome, Bruges and Amsterdam, was applauded standing for 40 minutes. Jan Fabre, a theater enthusiast man Jan Fabre is a director and Belgian plastiscien born in 1958 sometimes called “the terrible Flemish” as his work does not leave indifferent. Arousing much admiration as rejection, this passionate lover of theater challenges the rules of the genre. His work reverses the unities of time, space and action. In Mount Olympus, time stretches over 24 hours of intense manner. His plays are rooted in the classical theater said, but there is sensory experience first. Go more in video and photo … On the site Troubleyn , the Company Theatre Jan Fabre and on the dedicated website Mount Olympus, mountolympus.be , a series of photos, videos and articles to be discovered to fuel the adventure.
Just watched The Danish Girl the other night… loved the costume design/ art direction… the movie, not so much. Beautiful to look at but the story didn’t draw me in… and the wigs got worse as it went on. But it made me want to look at the art of Gerda Wegener. Goddess, she was soooooo good! Take a look…
MATT BUCY: Of Oz the Wizard is on vimeo. This is a fully alphabetized re-edit of the film. Yes, you can do the whole thing. Watch it before they yank it! Great New Years activity for the whole family!
FASHIONABLY MALE: Erik Lazarini a whispered mind and photographer in NYC who showing off an artsy photography entitled “Lines and Shadows” a beautiful geometry set with natural lighting and featuring Mitch all eyes on shapes, lines and the male form . Erik born and raised in Mexico City, he’s cuttingly based in New York City, running the project, based in the deconstruction of the human figure into basic elements based on the geometry, using the lines provided naturally by the body. SEE MORE IMAGES FROM “LINE AND SHADOWS” HERE @ ERIK LAZARINI
ECOSEXUAL is a poetic monologue set in the Portuguese Mediterranean coast in Algarve about loving and making love with nature. It presents the male body as erotic object and as thinking, feeling subject. Through the senses of taste, touch, smell and sight, the protagonist loses himself in a communion with the natural world.
We come to natural places to escape human thoughts and concerns. But what we discover there is our human nature: not separate from, but a thinking, feeling part of Nature.
Camera, Editing and Sound Design: Antonio Da Silva
Text: “The Wide Ocean” Poem by Pablo Neruda, Antonio Da Silva and Rowland
Voice over: Rowland
Special Effects: Miguel Conceição
Assistants: Alexandre, Miguel Conceição and Sérgio Roxo
RENT THE FULL 11 min FILM for $6 HERE!