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Hector Heathwood 2017 By Hector Heathwood
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€12.50. Make your friends and acquaintances jealous while keeping right up to date. Hector Heathwood's imagery will bring a little smile to your face every day of the year.... More > www.hectorheathwoodundercover.ie< Less
CHROMASCURO By LUSTRE PRESS
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€25. In this work I have tried to blend the brash, colourful world of burlesque with the shadowy environment of fetish imagery. I have been aware throughout its production that this book owes... More > its existence to the blurring of the lines between these two domains. I have chosen to do this by employing the chiaroscuro lighting technique and balancing the elements of light and dark in my photographs. Conscious at all times of how strongly the colours add to the compositions. I sincerely hope you enjoy the images in this book in your own personal way. I’ve got a lot out of making them and feel they express many of my personal beliefs and preferences in a way that I cannot express verbally.< Less
CHIAROSCURO By LUSTRE PRESS
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€25. The line between what’s seen as naughty or nice is often a blurred one. This book is an attempt to stimulate the imagination of its viewers, giving them a starting point for their own... More > erotic journeys. Through the balance of highlights and shadows I have tried to create a mood and an emotional environment, a place and a feeling if you like. Here my audience can explore the dark and light sides of their sexual natures without any pressure to conform to any norm but their own. I sincerely hope you enjoy the images in this book in your own personal way. I’ve got a lot out of making them and feel they express many of my personal beliefs and preferences in a way that I cannot express verbally.< Less
Who's your Daddy By LUSTRE PRESS
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€25.00. I’m often asked whether my older pictures will ever be published. In response I’ve decided to create a number of albums not directly related to exhibitions. Hence the... More > somewhat less than formal title, plus it’s a bit of a giggle. In this book I’ve selected images that might be, or already have been, included in the ‘Erotica’ gallery on my website. For me eroticism is a medium that should inspire the imagination of the viewer. Photographs can be very sexy without having to merely display the saucy bits. I suppose, for me, it’s more like the old-fashioned idea of striptease where we are constantly looking forward to the revelation.< Less
Whatcha Wearin? By LUSTRE PRESS
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€25.00. I’m often asked whether my older pictures will ever be published. In response I’ve decided to create a number of portfolios not directly related to exhibitions. Hence the... More > somewhat less than formal title, plus it’s a bit of a giggle. In this album I’ve selected images that might be, or already have been, included in the ‘Fashions’ or ‘Outfits’ galleries on my website. The outfits accentuate and enhance the female form, expose it or hide it, make it more touchable or unobtainable. The clothes, the pose, the lighting and model must combine to set a mood for the viewer. It is necessary that these pictures take a peek into a moment of sensuality that anyone looking at them can use as a cue for their own fantasy.< Less
SPOTLITE By LUSTRE PRESS
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€32.00. This work follows on from my previous exhibitions ‘ONCE’ and ‘HOME’. They concentrated on themes such as time, narrative and space to emphasise the erotic nature... More > of the imagery. In ‘SPOTLITE’ I have deliberately limited the viewpoint to one moment and a single environment; that provided by the boundaries of a spotlight’s beam. In ‘SPOTLITE’ I have also blended three major interests in my life as a photographer and elements of them all are included in these pictures. My association with the fetish scene is long established but I’m also a big fan of burlesque and Hollywood-style glamour portraiture. I thoroughly enjoy the faux sleaze of the burlesque scene and the pure iconic images that came out of the golden age of cinema. While creating this piece I was aware that I was using a new style of photographic language, speaking with my own voice in a way I was never conscious of before. This was thrilling and challenging, but ultimately very rewarding.< Less
ONCE By LUSTRE PRESS
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€23.00. PLEASE NOTE: this is an EXHIBITION CATALOGUE and so has blank facing pages with all the images. There are only 20 photographs in this publication. ONCE was Ireland's first exhibition of... More > fetish-related imagery. The word suggests a narrative and a temporal location, 'ONCE upon a time.....' or 'ONCE I was....' for instance. The work was begun during my degree studies and evolved into a means of usurping male-oriented power symbols through their possession by fetish-clad women.< Less
HOME By LUSTRE PRESS
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€23.00. PLEASE NOTE: this is an EXHIBITION CATALOGUE and so has blank facing pages with all the images. There are only 20 photographs in this publication. The exhibition 'HOME' was specifically... More > created for the Coffee, Cake & Kink gallery in London's Covent Garden area. The images are about space, and how the women represented occupy and sometimes dominate the frame for erotic effect. This is my home, where I live physically, mentally and spiritually, the environment in which my ideas come to me. While making the work I was conscious of the limited habitat being forced into the confines of my viewfinder for display in an underground gallery. At all stages there would be limits on the representation of space so composition was always going to be of the utmost importance. But the idea of a HOME as a space for freedom to think, dream, imagine and create is even more vital to my life as an artist. Through this work I'm inviting you to reconstruct my living space on all levels.< Less