Gert Jochems: S

It is about sex. At least this is the topic for it is about a lot more than a sterile world like the porno industry wants to sell us. It is about places, privacy, communication, affection, about  the privacy of one's home. The people in it are far away from what we consider “beautiful”. The places are often untidy – as apartments are when you are not expecting any visitors.

Sometimes you can vaguely discern sex, sometimes see it, for sure you can sense it everywhere. And it is always a little tacky and underground, and for sure honest.

The book has a nice format, small and therefore intimate, well designed and printed on various types of paper that at the same time separate the content into various chapters. Even Gert's e-mail communication with his models is partly printed which brings closer the hidden macrocosm - which everyone knows, but only from one's own life – and their characters. Absolutely worth seeing!

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