"Erotica is using a feather," wrote Chilean-American novelist Isabel Allende, "pornography is using the whole chicken." Photographer Clayton Cubitt takes Allende at her word. His pornographic photographs of models and copulating couples are best described as juicy, meaty and, fulfilling. The subject matter might sound pretty, but it isn't always—chickens are not the beauty queens among birds. Cubitt's beautiful body of works is a study in contrast of the irregular and irrepressible physicality of sex and his controlled, sleek sense of style. His work is gritty without being earnest or silly, and a playful yet mature intimacy in his approach to "adult play."
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