I’ve been photographing two bear pornstars, Jack Radcliffe and Mack–other-worldly beings residing amongst us–in poses taken from Renaissance paintings. Since the bodies of these guys are so familiar, through the many pornographic images and videos of them in circulation, I wanted to re-position their bodies as sources of aesthetic pleasure.
Jack (top photo) is photographed in a pose taken from a painting by Giovanni Bellini, and Mack (bottom) is in a pose taken from a painting by Caravaggio. Bellini’s bodies are of a different realm, heavenly, and Caravaggio’s are very much of this earth
Chris Komater (USA)