May 22, 2013

Karolin Kluppel - Never promised you a rose garden / Peekaboo

Karolin Kluppel is a female German photographer born in 1985 and whose imagery is not without similarities with the ones provided by Justin Kurland, Jeff Bark and Sally Mann (after all it is a reasonable mix of the three) but surely many others I ignore. It's nice to see a female photographer treating male nudity not so differently as male photographers sometimes do with female one. Her models are natural and sensual at the same time. Naturalism is not complete, and a certain symbolic approach precludes these pictures to be only naturist stuff. And seeing male peeing as an aesthetic gesture is a welcome change when it's usually shown either as vulgar and disgusting or pornographic and fetichist when not both. Her site (to seem more) here.

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