January 29, 2013
Japanese photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki
made a splash for himself during the 1970s for his photographic series, "Kōen" (公園, Park), where he ventured into Shinjuku and Yoyogi Parks at night (both located in Tokyo, Japan), and photographed couples engaging in coitus with his trusty 35mm camera and infrared flashbulbs. Voyeuristic, yes...a bit sleezy, perhaps...but what his series captured was something a bit more surprising. Yoshiyuki reveals a hidden world where groups and couples engaged in sexual activity in front of unknown spectators around them, as lines between "voyeur" and "participant" became blurred.
January 27, 2013
Elif Sanem Karakoç
is a photographer originally hailing from Istanbul, Turkey. Karakoç has exhibited internationally from Portugal, Romania, South Korea, France, and in her home county. Her work has also been featured in numerous magazine publications, such as Vogue, Trendsetter, Bak Magazine, and Madame Figaro.