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Forms of Desire

Forms of Desire

Doris Kloster; Introduction by Pat Califia

St. Martin's Press

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In the trend of S/M and fetishism in art that Doris Kloster helped popularize with her first self-titled book, Kloster remains the only prominent female photographer to do significant work. Now, with her new book Forms of Desire, Kloster transcends that genre and utilizes her unique position to examine a broader range of erotic expression, pointedly exploring female sexuality in all of its various guises.

With this collection of nudes and portraits, all shot on location, Kloster invites the viewer to experience the rich and varied sexuality of a multi-racial group of strong, adventurous women. The result is nothing less than a compendium of female sexual expression, exploring different facets of women's sexual natures - from fetishism and role-playing to the use of toys and gender-bending.

As co-founder and editorial director of FAD magazine, Kloster has been walking the cultural edge for over ten years, photographing sex radicals and capturing women's sexual power with her lens. Forms of Desire is her most accomplished work to date; her strongest statement on sexuality, power, and gender.

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"Kloster captures the kink, camp, and sensuality of the S/M scene in a way that would make Helmut Newton blush."—Nora Burns, PAPER magazine

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About the author

Doris Kloster; Introduction by Pat Califia

Artist and alternative journalist, Doris Kloster received a B.A. in Art History from Boston University and an M.A. in Studio Art from New York University. A freelance photographer, she has shot editorial features, advertising, record albums, and book covers in London, Paris, Milan, and New York City. Kloster is co-founder and editorial director of FAD Magazine. She has curated and her work has been featured in numerous art gallery exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe and collected in one previous book, Doris Kloster (Taschen). She teaches photography at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Doris Kloster

Doris Kloster

Pat Califia

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