Feature Artist: Kevin Loreaux
Philadelphia based artist Kevin Loreaux has created a varied body of work that is rich, dark and moody– while there is explicitness- there is also hot subtle sexuality– ah the best kind. As Loreaux himself states, “that neither nudity, nor explicitness, is necessary to make an image erotic.” Much of Loreaux’s work comes to the viewer mentally, it becomes what is not seen or depicted in the image that sparks the eoticism in the viewer.
His erotic work explores a range of themes and subjects. One of my favorite themes in all erotic photography is “window erotica,” I love to see a woman standing, sitting, sprawling in a window. It skews who the viewer really could be. Loreaux has a beautiful series of window erotica. In many of his window shots we can see the activity on the busy street below, sometimes we can see people noticing the naked limbs of a stretched body in the window and sometimes street life keeps right on rolling by.
Loreaux also explores themes such as body markings– those that are self induced, tattoos, scarification and those that are accidental. While body modification and self cutting can often overtake an image or subject, Loreaux creates subtlety and even a tenderness to the body that holds these traces of history on their skin– a secret revealed, only partially.
I also love the work Loreaux creates with couples. It is not easy to photograph the explicitness of sex and not have it become overtly graphic and too pornesq– but Loreaux does it. He has an eye for framing these particular compostions that allow us to see- indirectly- the sexuality between two people without the image becoming too graphic.
Please stop by the Tumblr today to see all my favorite (not easy to choose) Kevin Loreaux images and definitely stop by his site to see all of his work along with detailed descriptions of his process and thoughts.Library Vixen, All rights Reserved. Written For: Library Vixen