In my opinion there are no photographers who walk the tightrope between the mediocre and the exceptional so expertly as Dutch photographers Anuschka Blommers & Niels Schumm. A previous project for Baron magazine saw them charge everyday images from lightbulbs and IKEA lamps to book spines and sheets of paper with such eroticism that it was hard to look without blushing. Their most recent project for that same title, Baron, which Nowness aptly describes as lying “at the intersection of art and pornography,” follows in the same vein.
Subverting notions of gender and the gendered body, Blommers & Schumm combine images of men and women contorted into yoga-esque positions on a backdrop of grey ribbed classroom carpet tiles, creating a subtle but powerful juxtaposition of the ordinary and the strange. Check out Nowness’ interview with the magazine’s editor The Baron for references for the Future of Sex issue.
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