Images have invaded the world and pornography has seeped into our daily lives via the Internet, making it thus appropriate to ask these questions and to sketch out a response—in 280 pages and close to 300 images. It is not a compilation of lovely girls—to be sure, there are a few of them.
It is a confrontation between a model who may be a professional model, a girlfriend, an anonymous (for voyeurs) or ephemeral encounter… and a photographer with a camera, or any other shooting device (many of the photographs featured here were taken with a telephone!).
Thirty-two photographers, including nine women and two couples, have suggested a response to our question. They come from various horizons and represent twenty nationalities; some have galleries, published books, or even exhibited in recognized institutions; some flirt with fashion, others are just fresh out of art school, and others communicate through self-published books or via Instagram, Flickr, or Tumblr.
A variety of encounters have led to this perfectly subjective selection of images: a book in my library, an outstanding exhibition, an encounter via social networks, a visit to my studio, even a recommendation.
For a variety of visions: shared intimacies, communion with nature or the other, voyeurism, exhibitionism, images downloaded from the Internet, or intimacy exposed through new technologies, selfies, clichés from American or ex-Soviet culture, fiction, interest for the other, elaborate staging, homage to a master of eroticism, visual love story, oddities… and nudes, just nude!
Here are thirty-two visions, a first insight… With a lot of sensuality, a little sex, and much desire… Sex is no longer a show but a moment captured on film, or loaded on digital files; it becomes an image on the page of the book you are holding in your hands. It is as intimate as leafing through a family album. And the reader becomes a voyeur!
Desire, The new erotic photography
Project by Patrick Remy
Photographs by : Evan Baden David Bellemere Sergey Bratkov Quentin de Briey Tiane Doan na Champassak Gareth McConnell Aaron McElroy Anne-Constance Frénoy Kava Gorna Hannah and Joel Thomas Hauser Noritoshi Hirakawa Whitney Hubbs Paul Kooiker Ana Kraš Calin Kruse Sasha Kurmaz Massimo Leardini Jonathan Leder V. Alard Lisbet Chiko Ohayon Mark Peckmezian Henrik Purienne Hester Scheurwater Lina Scheynius Nick Sethi Jean-Vincent Simonet Synchrodogs Esther Teichmann Jeanne Tullen Chris Verene Logan White