One of the world’s most stylish artists in the fetish genre, Gérard Musy, has released a superb collectors’ item, a book, DVD, music score and print, called Lustre.
A soft-cover, hand-sewn, sixty-page book, printed on art paper and presented in a black latex slip case, Lustre contains 21 elegant and sophisticated black-and-white photographs, printed in tri-tone.
Gérard Musy’s Lustre is an unprecedented new, elegant and refined black-and-white vision of the intimate, nocturnal world of fetish. Musy’s photographs hint at hidden truths and reveal mysterious dark scenes and intimate close-ups, often no more than fleeting fragmentary glimpses of erotic encounters, giving flight to the viewer’s imagination.
A long sleek leg encased in black silk stockings, a cinched and corseted waist, tightly laced, the glossy sheen of latex on velvety skin, a slender, extended foot in stiletto… Musy’s images reflect the intimate perceptions of the photographer, who is no mere detached observer, but actually part of the scene – and sometimes even part of the photograph itself.
Each book includes an original print, within the flap of the front cover, 14 x 14 cms, signed by the photographer.
Inside the back cover, there is a DVD, displaying a complex slideshow of 150 photographs, along with an original musical score.
William A. Ewing’s English text takes the letters of the title Lustre and develops the different ways of understanding and interpreting the art work, through the inclusion of various carefully chosen literary quotations.
The DVD works in your DVD player (multi region) and also in HD in your Mac or PC. An even higher definition Blu-Ray version is also available to special order.
After being shown in the Lausanne and Zürich Photographic Museums, at Paris NeC Gallery and in Madrid S/M Club Fetterati, Lustre will be presented in London at the Skin Two Rubber Ball on December 12th
Lustre is a limited edition of only 1,000, published by LL editions and available for 79 Euro including worldwide shipping, from www.fetishlustre.com
And think no more of this night’s accidents
But as the fierce vexation of a dream.
William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by Tim Woodward