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John Waiblinger

John Waiblinger

Los Angeles, CA

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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:
https://vimeo.com/channels/385960

 

F You by John Waiblinger

 

Beloved by John Waiblinger

 

Incense - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Kiss Me Blue by John Waiblinger

 

Sugar by John Waiblinger

 

Shadow Boxing by John Waiblinger

 

La Petite Mort - 3/15 by John Waiblinger

 

Love Reflections 1 - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Love Reflections 2 - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Kiss - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Prince of Summer by John Waiblinger

 

Steve - 3/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Street Lights - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Night Score - 3/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Snowballing - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

F Off by John Waiblinger

 

Chiseled in Stone - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Finally I See Your Fractured Self by John Waiblinger

 

Gently I hold you - 4/15 by John Waiblinger

 

Desert Kiss - 4/15 by John Waiblinger

 

Night Vision - 3/16 by John Waiblinger

 

Lovely Bed of Weeds - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Sweet Reeds by the River - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Bamboo - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Ephemeral Sonata - 2/15 by John Waiblinger

 

Nastassia Denouement Sonata by John Waiblinger

 

Blue Eyes - 3/15 by John Waiblinger

 

Johnny by John Waiblinger

 

I See Colors by John Waiblinger

 

Kiss by John Waiblinger

 

SeaWeed by John Waiblinger

 

Number 9 by John Waiblinger

 

Holding your Flower - 2 by John Waiblinger

 

Heart Burst - 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Amongst the River Reeds - 4/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Holding your Flower - 4/15 by John Waiblinger

 

Paisley Fields Forever by John Waiblinger

 

Bad Boys Series #1 by John Waiblinger

 

Bad Boy Series #3 by John Waiblinger

 

Bad Boy Series #4 by John Waiblinger

 

Cowboy Cry by John Waiblinger

 

City of Angels - Flaming Angel 2/10 by John Waiblinger

 

Chapel Fresco by John Waiblinger

 

Rain Kiss - 3/10 by John Waiblinger

 

City of Angels - 3/10 by John Waiblinger

 

City of Angels - Sunrise by John Waiblinger

 

Remembering Johnny by John Waiblinger

 

when things fall apart... by John Waiblinger