13 Years of Bondage: The Photography of Rick Castro
Call NumberTR 647.C378 2004
Statement of ResponsibilityBob Mizer Foundation, Inc.
SummaryRick Castro's photography captures the illusion of of the illusion and ultimate sexual stimulation, letting the ausience into the psyche of himself and his images. In page after page Castro presents clear images of the techniques use to create these illusions. The bondage in the book is both complicated and simplistic, the the photography captures its functionality and its beauty. The Photography of Rick Castro is a handsomely produced and stimulating collection of duotone plates by photographer/filmmaker Rick Castro. This hardcover monograph consists features 105 images- primarily male nudes - most in bondage or in a fetishized context. Those familiar with Castro's evocative erotic images can attest to their celebration of the whimsical, passionate and essentially fluid nature of desire. Street hustlers from Los Angeles' famed Santa Monica Boulevard, intricately bound with leather and rope, and being the primary subjects of Castro's lens since the early 90s, populate a good part of this volume. Castro has taken these "unsung, decadent idols" from the street and portrayed them to reflect his vision. 13 YEARS OF BONDAGE takes us on an aesthetic, cultural and social journey through a "road-less-travelled" in contemporary sexual culture. Castro's images not only challenge, but offers a gaze that celebrates all kinds of sensuality.
Physical Description 250 pages
RecognitionGifted by Trent Dunphy and Robert Mainardi of The Magazine