IT IS NOT DIFFICULT TO TELL STORIES OF DESIRE AND LUST DURING THE HOT SUMMER DAYS. SUMMER DAYS AND NIGHTS ARE THE LOVELY PLAYGROUNDS FOR MORE THAN ONE FANTASY OF SEX AND SENSUALITY. A PROMISE PERFECTLY VISUALIZED BY THOMAS BOURRY AGAINST A BACKDROP OF THE HARD LIGHT AND SHADOW THAT ONLY CAN BE CREATED BY THE SUMMER SUN.
Seen by Sphinx is a whole new collection of photographic stories created by Thomas Bourry. A collection that have two things in common: beautiful men and the hot shimmering summer sun. With complete disregard for color, Thomas succeeded to paint that promise of erotic sensuality in his stunning black and white photography. In his magisterial way Thomas took ownership of summer scenes, placing his men in locations both indoor and outdoor, where they enter a heat wave that makes them look like divine like beings created out of shadows and white spaces.
So far, hot summer nights and burning days are lovely playgrounds for more than just one fantasy. It is not difficult to tell stories full of desire if you think about summer and horny hot sex gods. The fulfillment of passion seems to be the only and best way to tribute the beloved summer months. But not every promise of wild sex will lead to full satisfaction. There are shadows of lonely midsummer night dreams and the dark homes of love pain and heartache. Under his pseudonym Sphinx, Thomas Bourry once again brings us in a virtual world of flesh and soul, asking the unanswered riddle of how the need of sexual hunger and the longing of a lonely heart can ever be united.
The Sphinx is like love and lust itself. And every hero who attempted to answer its riddle was eaten by the beautiful beast. If the Sphinx represents the longing of sensuality and beauty, its hunger will probably never be stilled. Always searching for quiet locations, Thomas Bourry brought his men to the banks of the Rhine river on sunny afternoons and quiet rooftop apartments overlooking that same glistening river to shoot his short photographic poems, all centered around summer and the promise of love and lust.
Thomas Bourry wraps his models in a blanket of anonymity never showing their face in full sight. His technique of hiding in shadows and only revealing what provokes your fantasy has been brought to a new level, using hard shadow and light effect to mirror the effect of bright sunlight. It is blinding and mysterious, full of unspoken promise. Its’ a midsummer night dream, hot as hell. –BM-
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