Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Jack Slomovits:
Sex in the West Village NYC

The New York photographer Jack Slomovits is a master of spontaneous photography. The limits of a studio or completely organised photoshoots were never his thing. He just lets the lads loose on one another without a script. The results are candid, honest and quite arousing scenes in crisp black and white.

Seldom has a photographer created such an authentic work as Jack Slomovits has in this book. From the middle of the sexual action the artist captures us from the first photos onward. Slomovits’ semi-documentary style leaves little to the imagination; high-contrast detailed photos are interspersed with portraits in a snapshot aesthetic. His protagonists are the lads of the West Village in New York, lads of impressive naivety and tantalizing innocence. A fast book from a fast city. Sexy!

Jack Slomovits was born in Miami, FL in 1969 and grew up in Los Angeles. He held his first camera at the age of six and starting winning awards for his photography when he was still in high school. In 1991 he started photographic studies in New York and since then has countless exhibitions and publications that have gained him international acclaim.


Photobook, hardcover, triplex print, 120 pages, 17 * 22,5 cm, 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 inch