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The main focus of Slava Mogutin’s work lies in the documentation of queer communities in New York, LA, Berlin and beyond. As the first openly gay journalist in Russia, he reported on the emerging queer culture in the 1990s at a time in when homosexuality was still considered taboo. His work is essentially about social studies, exploring human nature and sexuality in all its forms and facets.
‘Analog Human Studies’ is an ongoing project that spans two decades of Mogutin’s cinematic photography, from outtakes of his first monograph ‘Lost Boys’ (2006) to most recent commissioned and editorial work, or portraits and nudes taken in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid and beyond. The book is illustrated with handwritten poems and texts. Slava describes his genre as ‘visual poetry, both intimate and universal’ and presents us his personal selection here on GoSee.
Among the artists and personalities featured in the book are Maxima Cortina, Cassils, Christeene, Sophia Lamar,...