Book Du Jour: What do we look at and what do we see when we gaze at Gay Porn portraits by Avi Berg

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Title of publication: What do we look at and what do we see – when we gaze at Gay Porn portraits
Name of artist: Avi Berg

Additional contributor/s: texts by Arthur Nowak & Amir Naaman

Design: Avi Berg

Editor: Avi Berg

Series name: N/A
Press: N/A 

Publication date: July 2014

Place of publication: Berlin, Germany

Edition size: 1st Edition of 15 signed copies
Format: Hardcover
Size: 21 x 26 cm
Number of pages: 117
Type of printing: Digital
Type of paper: 160 g/m2
Name of printer: G.R.I.M.M CopyPlot & Digidruck Berlin
Number of pictures: 46 plates
Price: 150 Euro

Description of book: Ready-made photos taken originally from gay sex photo-blogs are subjected to a series of deliberately simple, technical and formalistic processes through which several issues are raised about the distinction between Public Gay Male Nakedness, Nudity, Sex & Pornography; about the way we look at these images; about what we see when we look at them and about the nature of the act of looking-seeing more generally.

The best thing about self-publishing: It democratizes publishing and allows for a richer diversity of expression and content.


Artist website:aviberg.com
Press website: 
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Book Soundtrack: N/A

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SPBH ♥ Benjamin Schmuck

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Benjamin Schmuck

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Book Du Jour: Dai Kincho by Brett Davis

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Title of publication: Dai Kinchö
Name of artist: Brett Davis
Design: Nathaniel Grann and Jordan Swartz
Editor: Nathaniel Grann and Brett Davis
Press: Empty Stretch
Publication date: September 2014
Place of publication: New York, NY
Edition size: 100
Format: Softcover, saddle stitch
Size: 17.78cm x 25.4cm
Number of pages: 40 pages
Type of printing: Digital
Type of paper: Newsprint
Name of printer: Conveyor Arts
Number of pictures: 23
Price: $18 USD

Description of book: Davis, using an interesting technique to create his images and pulling from a wide source of Japanese influences, constructs a tale that is both explicit and soft-spoken about the troubles of finding ones own sexuality within a culture that isn’t ready to address it themselves.

The best thing about self-publishing: Meeting new people. There are a lot of awesome creative individuals in the self-publishing community!

Artist website:
brettadavis.com

Press website: emptystretch.storenvy.com/products/9802084-dai-kincho

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SPBH ♥ Harold Diaz

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Harold Diaz

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SPBH ♥ Jess Smith

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Jess Smith

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