SINCE ANCIENT TIMES, SWANS HAVE BEEN SYMBOLS OF GRACEFULNESS AND ELEGANCE. THEY ARE THE LARGEST WATERBIRDS IN THE WORLD AND HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS.THEY HAVE INSPIRED MANY GREAT ARTISTS, VARYING FROM GREEK MYTHOLOGIST TO FAMOUS COMPOSERS LIKE WAGNER AND TSCHAIKOVSKY AND WRITERS AS AND THE GRIMM BROTHERS AND HANS CHRISTINA ANDERSEN. NOW WE CAN ALSO ADD THE MEN FROM EXTERFACE TO THIS LIST, AS WELL AS FRENCH ADULT MOVIE STAR FRED FAURTIN.
Swans. They float on blue lakes like giant flowers, clouds of white or black feathers. They are equivalent to beauty and elegance, but are also known for their strong character and loyalty, and even have a reputation of being dangerous fighters when it comes to defense and protection. It looks like this all has been the source of inspiration for the talented French couple Exterface in creating their Swan series, and in their choice of Fred Faurtin being the hero.
Fred Faurtin, as many of you might know, is a celebrated gay adult actor, living in Paris and working for many international production company. He started his career however in a very different area of creativity. Fred used to work as an interior landscape artist before he decided to give porn a go. Lately we have seen Fred in very different productions as well, mainly photography, like the works of Exterface, Fabien Is'Art and even in our own Chronicles Of Desire, created by Damian Siqueiros. Like a swan, Fred has blossomed to elegance and greatness. Like a swan Fred is also a most loyal person, proving this fact by being in a strong relationship with his partner for more than 14 years already (“the first one and the right one” – Fred Faurtin in From Top To Bottom, BeautifulMag, January 2008) and thus it seems only logical that the Exterface duo portrayed Fred as a beautiful fighter.
Exterface is doing very well. After having experimented and worked on their surprising and original photographic and graphic series, they have built an impressive portfolio that partly has been immortalized in a beautiful anthology, produced by Bruno Gmünder, under the title The Thing He Loves. –B-