ARTIST: AARON TAYLOR

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(Above) BALL GAG, 2019
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(Above) BELT, 2019

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UK (Norwich) based photographer Aaron Taylor, creates candid sexualized and suggestive imagery. Fascinated with the beauty of all things sex and kink, Taylor enjoys shooting content that a range of viewers would have different reactions to. Shock, disgust, turned on or little understanding, Taylor aims to provoke a reaction no matter what.

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(Above) BALACLAVA, 2019
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(Above) BLINDFOLD, 2019
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(Above) CLAMP, NOVEMBER 2019

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Masks and facial distortion are of particular interest. Not only for the use within sexual play but the manipulation of one’s identity and the freedom created by covering one’s face. We can be whoever we want when covered by a mask or hidden behind a façade.

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(Above) CUFFED, DECEMBER 2019
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(Above) HOOD, 2019
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(Above) HYDRATE, JULY 2019

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Taylor’s most recent body of work forms the Ex(Pose) project, a series of images taken over several months after having left a long term relationship. Exploring single life again with the heightened desire and interest in kinks and new sexual experiences, Ex(Pose) captures new found pleasures through an open and unapologetic approach. Taylor employs the style of shooting with flash to create harsh shadows which highlight the content of the images in turn creating bold yet simplistic photographs.

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(Above) MASK, 2019
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(Above) N3, DECEMBER, 2019
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(Above) N4, DECEMBER 2019
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(Above) STRAPS, 2019

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More often than not Taylor uses himself as model however has the outlook of capturing other gay/queer men in all their beauty to celebrate all body types and range of kinks as his work progresses. 

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(Above) D2, JANUARY, 2020
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(Above) D6, JANUARY, 2020
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(Above) D7, JANUARY, 2020
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(Above) D8, JANUARY, 2020

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For further work and information please visit Instagramand the artists’ comprehensive website.

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To explore more queer contemporary art please visit www.balaclavadotq.net.

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