August 30, 2011
Antoine d'Agata - Agonies
Antoine d'Agata's vision of sex is certainly not the one I appreciate and some of the pictures above are to my eyes what I despise the most in sexual activity (prostitution, exploitation, self-destruction). But it's sure that he's one of the most important photographs of our times and that it's impossible not be moved deep inside our guts when seeing these pictures. Something of the strenght of a Francis Bacon in his work. The fact that he's himself very involved in what he shows is important, and allow these pictures to escape to suspicion of the visual exploitation of others' misery. I can't imagine a more despairing visual of the flesh but who am I to judge? A site here. Sorry, didn't find the pix in a larger format.