Be honest. Have you ever fantasized about someone taking some handsome, tasteful, explicit pictures of your naked body? Of course you can play around with a digital camera and reveal your naked physical self to the lens in the safety of your own environment.
Jonkheer Richard von Krafft-Ebing is considered to be the founding father of sexual science. His Psychopathia sexualis, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der conträren Sexualempfindung (Stuttgart 1886) (Psychopathia sexualis, with special emphasis on the contrary experience of sexuality) was the first reference book of sexology that was reprinted time and again and was published in several languages. As its subtitle indicates, this handbook mainly deals with homosexuality, which in the work of Krafft-Ebing is the exemplary perversion. Krafft-Ebing was one of the many psychiatrists who in the second half of the nineteenth century got interested in sexual variations.
When a rain of bombs is falling down, you look for support. You seek each other out... Yes, and then we did it together". The words of an older man sitting in a train, looking out the window. Thus Paragraph 175 by documentary makers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman begins.
One of the first things that strikes you when meeting Oleg Ovsiyov, other than those amazing Russian cheekbones, is his all consuming passion for fashion. His stylish home is strewn with magazines like Vogue and l`Uomo and fashion tends to dominate the conversation. Born in the south of Russia in a small, conservative town near the Black Sea, Oleg has called Holland home for a decade, the last five years of which he has spent in Amsterdam designing for Esprit. We met last month to chat about growing up gay behind the iron curtain, the importance of good friends and, of course, fashion.
Though of course it`s always fat fun to go hunt for pretty clothes in foreign fashion centers, Amsterdam these days offers a wealth of wonderful possibilities.Starting in the bend of the Nieuwendijk with Tip de Bruin. For a long time shopping there just wasn`t done, due to the high Jordaan, meaning common, quality. These days Tip owns three men`s stores next to each other which are really nice. The first one offers your regular Replay, Diesel, Paradise, the second more exclusive labels like Versace, Dolce&Gabana, JPGauthier, Exté, of which they have a beautiful assortment in stock. Be quick when the new collection arrives: the nicest items sell like hot cakes. The third shop still has the slick show-off look of old, offering mainly suits, but I have to admit I bought my nicest (Garage) shirt there.