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The Beauty of Fetish: v. 2 Hardcover – 18 Jun 2001
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Following the sensational success of The Beauty of Fetish (Edition Stemmle, 1998), this long-awaited sequel is now available, providing a survey of Steve Diet Goedde's work since then. This Los Angeles-based photographer goes against the traditional cliches of erotic photography by surveying the sensual appeal of fetishism instead of the usual nude landscapes. While lovingly documenting such textures as latex, PVC and leather, Goedde manages to remind us that there are indeed people under the clothing. In the scenes he sets, he never strays from the path dictated by the elegance and beauty of fetish fashion. What is more, in addition to the skilful arrangements and portraits familiar to readers from the first volume, he has also included some witty colour snapshots taken during the shootings, whose unpolished aesthetic and directness have a vitality all of their own.
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This is a book that you should probably put away when your "vanilla" company visits, the title alone speaks volumes, but the pictures inside will seal the deal, leading to either an outright inquisition, or angry people leaving. The photography is all done in the classic tasteful style of Steve Diet Goedde, but it is still nudity, partial nudity and fetish wear as the title implies.
The photos are exquisite, posed perfectly to convey the emotion behind them. The book is bound in a way that complements the photography, it is truly a fabulous book.
If you were a fan of his stuff before, this book will blow you AWAY!
It is amazing that he does all this work only with availiable lighting. He is a true genius and look forward to more of his work.
As the title suggests, Steve's emphasis here is on beauty. And beauty is indeed what he most conveys here. But the ladies seem to be handpicked less for their physical gifts than for their ability to sliver into their outfits and the required mood. And this is what separates Goedde from many of his peers - his work harbors none of the shtick so prevalent in the genre. His girls are real .. they act that way .. and he shoots them that way. The results are beautiful.
The color images are bolder and often stunningly forthright in its strength for a photographer known for documenting moments of quiet sensuality. But don't worry, his black and white images are even more of what makes Mr. Goedde's works so special. They seem to give the views a peek into private moments of contemplation and solitary fetish Eros. Many images come with his signature quirkiness that's so delightful as well.
If you love images of charming and beautiful women in latex, high heels, leather and boots... and if you appreciate excellent fine art photography, this book is for you!
As it was true with his first collection this beautifully bound oversized book is suitable for any coffee table....