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I Misteri di Venezia in Review

I Misteri di Venezia ~ the series

I Misteri di Venezia ~ the series

I Misteri di Venezia ~ the series

My art work series I Misteri di Venezia, is the subject of a recent article written by top-rated writer Tinamarie Bernard.  The full article as published in Fearless Press, can be read HERE.

Aside from being produced as limited edition artworks, the full series of 50 artworks is scheduled for publication in 2012, alongside 50 individually written poems.  The series will have an inaugurate exhibition coinciding with the book launch in 2012 (dates and venue to be announced in due course).

Additional information on the artworks can be found HERE.

Yakuza ~ A Unique Photographic Novel

Yakuza ~ the novel

Yakuza ~ the novel

Yakuza ~ the novel

Yakuza

An Erotic Photo Novel

By Thomas Hodges and M.Christian

 

Yakuza is truly unique project about two people, a man and a woman, who, at first, felt torn between two worlds, but who come to understand – though their passion, their sexuality, the meeting of the their souls and spirits — that where they first saw conflict and isolation that there is actually a power in becoming the best of their separate worlds.

Alan is a man with the land of his birth, France, on one side and on the other his life as Yakuza, a member of Japanese organized crime.  Gaining the trust of a local family boss, his Yakuza Oyabun, he has risen through the ranks by his ruthlessness and his coolly calculating intelligence.  But no matter how high he rises within his crime family, his foreign birth will always keep him away from being truly accepted: Alan, no matter what he does or how well he does it, will always be the outsider.  That is, until he meets Natsuki, and he will understand that he is, and will always be, a part of something: the land of himself.

Natsuki is a woman caught in the strange domain where, on one side, she is Japanese, and so must be demure, polite, and most of all respectable, and on the other her own heated desires.  Her world was a one of simple colors, of a life mapped out and planned by the culture she was born into.  But then comes Alan, the exotic, the strange, the different, and she becomes enraptured by him and the colors running over his body in the form of his traditional Yakuza tattoos.  And with his colors, and his passion, will come for her a way to bridge her desires as well as her role in society.  With Alan will come a way for her to use him to paint her own unique canvas of life.

Yakuza, too, is a book that is also the best of both worlds: a project that straddles the visual and the literary, the photographic and the linguistic, the voyeuristic and the immersive.  Yakuza is a story, told with photographs – or a novel illustrated with images.

Created by famed photographic artist Thomas Hodges, and renown erotic author M.Christian, Yakuza is a beautiful, striking, and most of all, poignant work of sex, sensuality and passion.  Yes, Yakuza is explicit and erotic, but beyond the passion of its characters and its artist and writer, Yakuza is a work that does in its execution what its characters do within it: they show that despite differences, the gap between photographs and words, there is power and beauty in creating something with the strength of the two.

In Yakuza, Alan and Natsuki learn to be together, in their lives as well as their cultures, instead of apart — and so do Thomas Hodges and M.Christian demonstrate that the imagery of photography and the immersive nature of literature can also combine to create something special and truly memorable.

 

Thomas Hodges, a British national, currently residing in Italy, specializes in the art-nude and erotic-nude genres, but also produces a limited amount of work in abstract, architecture and landscape. Commercially, Thomas works in the Fashion and Beauty sectors, although this is progressively being replaced by his work in the movie industry, shooting film stills.

In 2006, Thomas founded the art movement “Imaginism”, primarily to encapsulate his own style of imagery. Regardless whether the image be that of the naked female form, an architectural monument, an urban or rural landscape of an unidentifiable abstraction, apply your imagination to see beyond what your eyes first behold!

More detailed information about Thomas Hodges can be read at Wikipedia.

His Official Website

His Commercial Website

 

M.Christian is – among many things – an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 300 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and Web sites.

He is the editor of 25 anthologies including the Best S/M Erotica series, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, The Mammoth Book of Future Cops and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi) and Confessions, Garden of Perverse, and Amazons (with Sage Vivant) as well as many others.

He is the author of the collections Dirty Words, Speaking Parts, The Bachelor Machine, Licks & Promises, Filthy, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and Coming Together Presents M.Christian; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, and Painted Doll.

More detailed information about M.Christian can be read at Wikipedia

His Official Website

I Misteri di Venezia

I Misteri di Venezia ~ the series

I Misteri di Venezia ~ the series

I Misteri di Venezia ~ the series

I Misteri di Venezia is a unique series of fine art photographic works, produced in 2006.  There are a total of 50 works in the full series, all of which are to be published into a photographic book, which is scheduled for publication in 2012.  In the book, the images are printed along-side poems, with each poem inspired and written specifically to the image in question.  The entire series and the book publication have been produced as a Charitable effort, with proceeds benefiting the up-keep and maintenance of Venice, Italy.

Each of the 50 works in the total series, is available in a limited edition of 10 (+ 2 a.p.).  These are chromogenic prints, with 3mm dibond mounted to the rear.  Each print measures 50 cm (19.69″) x 40 cm (15.75″).  Each artwork is digitally signed recto and manually signed, numbered and dated verso.  A Certificate of Authenticity is provided.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via the artist’s representatives, please contact the artist for additional information.

Erotic Review Photographer of the Year Prize – The Book

Erotic Review Book Cover

I have four images published in the opening pages of Erotic Review’s “Erotic Review Photographer of the Year Prize – The Book”, available online at Erotic Review’s website

Published in The Photography Masters Cup Yearbook 2008

yearbook

As a winner of a Nominee Award in the 2007 International Color Awards Masters Cup, I am proud to be published in the 2008 Yearbook.

Novangelis – by Mark L. Bastoni

novangelis

American author Mark Bastoni will shortly be publishing his latest novel “Novangelis”, and I have the privilege of having my images featured on both the front and back covers. I take this opportunity to wish Mark every success with his latest novel.

If anybody out there would like additional information or would like to purchase the book, feel free to leave a comment hereunder, and I’ll get back to you.