Perspectives on Erotic Photography
What better way to launch a new audiovisual magazine than with an issue on eroticism? A hot topic if ever there was one, compelling and divisive in equal measure, eroticism is both multifaceted and controversial. But more of that later.
For this first cinematic journey into the realm of Eros, there are two films to explore: The Legs of the Saint-Pierre Quarter by Dominique Roland, an insight into the world of Pierre Molinier, the scandalous avant-garde artist who shocked and fascinated his contemporaries, and Inside by Thomas Goupille, an introduction to the eroticism of Frédéric Fontenoy, his use of the view camera and his singular relationship with his models.
Lastly, as aesthetics is an essential part of erotic photography, we have a third film for you: The Retoucher, a unique document of the remarkable and meticulous work of one of the last surviving traditional retouchers: Marie-Pierre Bride.
We chose to name this first issue after Emmanuel Bacquet's article on erotic photography, which you will find below. An allusion, of course, to the locked rooms of eroticism, photographic darkrooms and the often closed world of photography. A nod of this first issue of an original magazine offering a window on an all-too-often closed world.