Thursday, June 30, 2011

LUIGI Y LUCA/ photographers

So, my newest favorite photographers are an Italian duo based in Berlin, Luigi and Luca. They met when students in Italy, one doing modeling for the other. A love affair began to develop between the two, and in many ways, their images are documentation of that love relationship. Many of the images of them together are digitally manipulated, as the shot is set up, Luigi will photograph Luca, and then Luca will photograph Luigi. The photos are then digitally blended into the final images of the two men that we see. There imagery is every bit as exciting as Erwin Olaf's, however their work does not stop at being homoerotic but, at times, makes the leap into being sexual without being pornographic. Of course, there are those who see it otherwise, and the two have faced some prejudice and discrimination while trying to show their work. There are so many wonderfully creative images to choose from, I had a tough time narrowing it down to ten. Obviously, there will be future posts of their work.










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