- Tom- Tom
FINE ART SEX, published in 2011, presents my thesis for art making. I make art from the record of my real life experience. Real men, not paid models, have joined me over the years to celebrate themselves as gay men, affectionally connected, to explore their sexual energy and physical beauty. The images you see in my books and galleries are but the slightest number of what I shoot to find those jewels. A single shoot can easily produce a few thousand images. The Internet provides the means of publishing a greater amount of these images than could ever be published in books. This section is laid out in over 1,000 behind-the-scenes stories of the shoots with over 20, 000 photographs.
I find many free spirited souls comfortable sharing their intimate lives and sexual energy. We believe that the exploration of sexual energy can open the deepest parts of our psyches and souls – revealing to us our truest selves. Healing power is released in this exercise. We are having a conscious conversation about sex and love. And we are living out our intimate fantasies.
The most critical observation I can make about my erotic work is to quote myself from my book IN THE STUDIO:
There is nothing in the universe that we are not permitted to see. God gave us eyes / we gave ourselves sexual shame. I’m devoted to healing this dysfunction by producing erotic work so powerful and beautiful that we cannot deny the good of it. The MEMBERS AREA is a place where men who believe in this idea act on that belief. It’s a gorgeous show.
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