“As a longtime photographer observing the changes in the industry, formats, negative film to digital, print to online, agent to DIY etc, I embrace what Balaclava.Q is doing for the community. Viewing art should be as easy as viewing porn, politics or news of the day.
Many times the eyes, face, mouth & head are covered in my images. From a fetish perspective this is alluring, enhancing the objectification of the subject. From an artist perspective- by presenting the subject in a sculptural form. The model becomes timeless, less about the person, more about the shapes.
I approach portraits a couple ways- the subject looks directly into the camera. Perhaps staring down the viewer. Or the eyes are covered; the windows to the soul.
The face is covered- rendered obscurity.
The mouth is covered- stifling opinion.
The person is bound- immobility created by outer or inner source.
Desired vs undesired S&M is a lifelong battle.“
STOVE PIPE LEATHER GLOVES / 2014 (pictured below)
SOBEK / 2015 (pictured below)
CORNER SETTTE / 2011 (pictured below)
THE GOLEM / 2014 (pictured below)
GLOBAL WARMING / 2007 (pictured below)
THE WISE MEN / 2014 (pictured below)
MY DUNGEON– 2015 (pictured below)
BLACK SEBASTIAN / 2016 (pictured below)
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