STARRFUCKE­R by Jeremy Lu­cido

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Jeremy Lu­cido started a blog about gay porn called Starrfucke­r more than a decade ago, and be­gan pub­lish­ing Starrfucke­r magazine in 2010. He has also had a long ca­reer be­hind the scenes in gay porn and has worked at on­line pro­duc­tion com­pany Randy Blue since 2005, where he is now Pro­duc­tion Man­ager. His aim with Starrfucke­r was to com­bine the two main in­ter­ests in his life – fine art pho­tog­ra­phy and gay porn. This mono­graph show­cases the best pho­to­graphs from all is­sues of the magazine to date – a street-wise, al­ter­na­tive view of the men of Los An­ge­les. No pro­fes­sional mod­els or shaved tor­sos here; these are real men with real bod­ies, of­ten heav­ily tat­tooed and pierced.

This col­lec­tion of black-and-white im­ages stands out from the Bruno Gmün­der cat­a­logue as some­thing very dif­fer­ent and will likely ap­peal to fans of the Butt magazine aes­thetic. In his in­tro­duc­tion, pho­tog­ra­pher/artist Ven­field 8 gives a pithy sum­mary, “Starrfucke­r magazine de­liv­ers a thrill that is not only vis­ual, but vis­ceral... the mod­els are sel­dom pretty, but al­ways beau­ti­ful. The pho­tos are sex­u­ally charged, thanks to a lack of for­mal poses. There is im­per­fec­tion and re­al­ness.”

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