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Exhibition House of XY @ Getto

by Redaktie in Scene , 31 October 2012

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The Amsterdam based media collective House of XY has been pounding away with their homo-erotic photographs for two years. They’ve already had the biggest porn stars in front of their camera, from Samuel Colt to Heath Jordan and from Logan McCree to Buck Angel. Their trademarks: laser sharp shots on location and in the studio, often extravagantly photoshopped.

The company is in the hands of Dirk van Baren en Pieter Brokx; the heart and brain of XY, according to Brokx. Dirk takes the photos and Pieter focuses on the business and acts as lighting assistant. On top of that there’s an army of creative people busy backstage, stylists, Photoshop artists, graphic designers, web designers. They share the desire to work with eroticism in a creative way.

In a world where smart phones with various apps get more and more retro (Hipstamatic and Instagram turn boring photos into vintage gems with just a few clicks) the team decided it was time to step out of their comfort zone and try something similar. This experiment resulted in the soft-core series #nerdjizz, hitting various social media channels like a bomb, probably also because of the attractive amateur model. The success pushed them on and they went for grainy black & white. In this shoot they again used amateur models, friends of Pieter and Dirk, because everything in this series needed to be ‘real’. The sites are real, the boys are real and untouched, it’s pure. It’s based on Madonna’s book SEX from 1993, which has been an inspiration from the moment it came out.  

The result is called blXck & whYte and will be on show in diner GETTO on Amsterdam’s  Warmoesstraat. In order to ad a dash of necessary color the show has been completed with an extra print from the series Burning Knight, on which a rubber-clad Bruno Knight literally goes up in flames. On the first of November (10pm / midnight) GETTO will host a special Viewing Event at the occasion of Leather Pride. The photographers and  the models will be present.

Viewing Event: 1st November 10pm till midnight
Exhibition until 18th of November

GETTO Food & Drinks
Warmoesstraat 51


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