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In the Studio

Bianchi, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0312151500 / ISBN 13: 9780312151508
Published by St Martins Pr, 1998
Condition: Collectible: Like New Hardcover
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Title: In the Studio

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Like New

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In his most daring and original collection of male erotica to date, Tom Bianchi presents a body of work that will startle and challenge the world of photography. Eschewing the settings normally associated with his work outdoors, Bianchi returns to the studio to create these raw, powerful, and intensely intimate portraits of gay men.

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For years, Tom Bianchi thought certain of his photographic studies of male nudes were unpublishable, too frankly erotic. Then a mentor explained to him that "the better pictures were the ones which took the viewer behind closed doors." For In the Studio, Bianchi frees himself from all restraints, reveling in male bodies galore. (If artwork that contains even the suggestion of sexuality offends you, consider yourself warned.) Quite a few of the photographs play with the idea of images and representation, as Bianchi poses his models in front of life-size drawings and mirrors, and even makes the occasional appearance in the mirror himself, a camera held tightly to his eye. In Richard/Bound, Bianchi reenacts the Prometheus myth, substituting a gradually ripped jockstrap for the eating of the liver, bringing the series of photos--and the model--to a provocative climax. "Authority is inevitably impotent to suppress the beauty I see," Bianchi exults. In the Studio certainly puts paid to that assessment.

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