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Effervescence by John Waiblinger
Deviant Eyes - 2/5 by John Waiblinger
Gardening the Wisteria by John Waiblinger
Faun in the Grotto - 2/5 by John Waiblinger
Rainbows by John Waiblinger
Silk - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Enchanted Evening - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
LA City Boy - 2/5 by John Waiblinger
Feelings - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Urban Forrest by John Waiblinger
Growing Flowers by John Waiblinger
Summer Sunset - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Hustler Midnight - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Window Shade 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Break Through 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Stained Glass - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
OverYourShoulder - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Pants on Fire... 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Harlequin - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Sketched 2/5 by John Waiblinger
Beacon House Boy - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Reflections - 2/10 by John Waiblinger
Thorny Knight by John Waiblinger
Self Absorbed - 2/5 by John Waiblinger
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About John Waiblinger
So, this is my growing body of work around a theme I've been exploring for some time now -- my rather fraught and complicated relationship with gay pornography. I've been re-visioning some of the images I've collected over the years, establishing them in a new context, from a different perspective. All of the men in these images have been collected from 'hard porn'sites and I've re-positioned them, re-imagined them in a different context using my own photographs as the basis for this re-visioning. So each work is a layering and recombination of two very different images. The work is rather emotionally driven. Each of these men or couples has touched me on both an emotional and aesthetic level -- caught my eye (and my heart, so to speak) from a perspective other than raw sexuality, and I strive to communicate that vision in each piece. My thought is to perhaps humanize, respect and admire them from another angle than the context in which they were originally captured. Each of these men exists, after all, outside of the context of pornographic performance. I fully recognize the issues of exploitation and objectification inherent in pornographic images, and I know, firsthand, that I am fully capable of objectifying myself and others, and often times my interaction with pornography has nothing to do with its aesthetic qualities. My engagement with these images encompasses many hours of re-thinking and re-imagining who these men might be and my own sense of relationship with them.
................... Ultimately, I consider it an act of romance..................................
You can also view my work in video around these same themes at: