“My regret is that I didn’t keep a record of our lovemaking”. A traveler who had just lost the love of his life, told me haltingly in a French accent how he still yearns for her. He liked photography, and was obsessed with collecting every important moment in his life, yet only after his partner has passed did he discover that their most intimate relations had been left blank.
“Sex”, where in one’s memories is it located?
In fact, our relationship consisted of just that one conversation deep into the night. I forget to keep his contact information, yet this phrase stayed with me. We get photographers to document our lives' greatest moments: graduations, weddings, births, funerals. Why not sex?
Because of this, I began my intimate portrait project—not portraits of people, but instead seeking to capture the various postures of “sex”: satisfaction, flirtation, emptiness, loneliness, remorse, longing, tranquility…. Before each photoshoot, we would first share our unforgettable sexual encounters or stories, with the person being photographed deciding which memories to disclose, and how it was to be recorded. More recently, beyond “documentation”, there is also the “creation” of sexual experience.
If bodies are media for stories, then sex is sharing those stories with each other.
About SEX STORY
1. We document the sexual experience of ordinary people.
2. All genders and sexual orientations welcome.
3. The photographer will give no instructions, simply capture the subject in the act.
4. All body types welcome.
5. No moral judgements as long as it's legal.
Sex is one of the most intimate relationships between human beings, it's such a shame that we leave no trace of it. What if we preserved those memories?
We get photographers to document our lives' greatest moments: graduations, weddings, births, funerals. Why not sex?
Ever thought of having a photographer capture yourself making love? A once hidden, private realm, documented by a trusted third person, creates a whole new sexual experience.
受到自身在巴黎的故事與喬治·巴代伊（Georges Bataille）思想的啟發。我試著鬆動「性照」之於大眾的刻板意義，並走出藝術圈以實踐更大規模的社會介入，紀錄那些遊走在蓋兒·魯賓（Gayle S. Rubin）性等級制度中好與壞的慾望。「性愛攝影計畫」透過大眾參與私密攝影與公眾討論，去回應性污名化跟權力關係。