Beyond traditional portraiture, Richard Kern's new works manifest a strong eroticism while incorporating the cinematic power of his earlier "Transgression" theme. His recent photographs with saturated color and stark, atmospheric lighting accentuate his pretty-but-not-perfect young nudes. Inspired, unique, and "real," his approach is as daring as ever in Soft. Still sticking with the "no airbrush" motto, Kern's unpretentious, honest photos draw the viewer in close. Kern's longstanding relationship with the "No-wave" scene, which incorporated music, performance, feminist art, and the punk lifestyle, is reflected and distilled in these photographs.
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Review: SoftUser Review - M. - Goodreads
In opposition to the films that I know him for, something about Kern's portraiture (here, fitting in better as a contemporary David Hamilton than, say, a Terry Richardson or Ryan McGuinley (thank god ... Read full review
Review: SoftUser Review - Tosh - Goodreads
My type of erotica. The polite kind that is also dirty. Even the title is provocative. Read full review