November 20, 2011
Corwin Prescott - Journey to the end of the night
With George Pitts, Corwin Precott is my favorite erotic photographer and I think no-one with the smallest notion of what is erotism could deny that his work is of great quality. Influenced by Jan Saudek (but who is not?), his imagery is actually completely different since here it's sexual excitation that seems to be expected by the author, without the poetic, provocative or sordid semantics that always put a screen between possible erogenous power of images and viewer in Saudek's work. Here, porno chic imagery is served by a truly strong scenography, model postures, colour and textures of the pictures. If I had to do this kind of erotic stuff, sure that it would be such a work I would dream of to be able to achieve. Moreover, Corwin Prescott now uses gif to animate his pictures. Here what he says about that: "I’m pretty excited about these gifs, and hopefully can find a gallery place to showcase them with projectors in the near future. Rather than make them from video stills like a lot of the ones I see, I decided I wanted to make them from still photos. Each of these is a 25.2 megapixel file or around the size counting cropping, so they could be blown up to something like 40x60 pretty easily, which would be pretty exciting I think to see all the tiny details. I dunno what do you think?". Personally I think it's really a new way to make us enter in the visual world of the artist. His blog here. To see the gifs in full size, open them on another page by clicking right on your mouse. It deserves it dear scoptophilian.