Lost Boys (Hardcover)

Lost Boys By Slava Mogutin (By (photographer)), Dominic Johnson (Introduction by), Octavio Zaya Cover Image
By Slava Mogutin (By (photographer)), Dominic Johnson (Introduction by), Octavio Zaya
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Description


Lost Boys, Slava Mogutin's first monograph, is a compelling collection of his portraits and landscapes taken over the past ten years-since he was exiled from Russia for "malicious hooliganism with exceptional cynicism and extreme insolence." Although it was his outspoken gay writing that angered the Soviet authorities, Mogutin's photographs caused just as much controversy. Provocative yet iconoclastic, his work transcends the conventions of male nude photography, confronting the viewer/voyeur with a raw style and new sensibility. A cross between porn and fashion, pop culture and marginal kink, Lost Boys is a poetic and sometimes raunchy journey into different obsessions and fetishes of the cosmopolitan urban youth culture. Crimean rasta boys, Russian wrestlers and military cadets, German skinheads, and football hooligans are among the subjects of these incendiary but intimate portraits.

About the Author


Slava Mogutin is a Siberian-born, New York-based multimedia artist, author, and filmmaker exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writings and activism. A third-generation writer and self-taught journalist and photographer, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the US on the grounds of homophobic persecution. He is the author of seven books of writings in Russian, as well as two critically acclaimed monographs of photography, Lost Boys and NYC Go-Go (powerHouse Books, 2006/2008), and a collection of poetry, Food Chain (ITNA Press, 2014).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781576873304
ISBN-10: 1576873307
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2006
Pages: 144
Language: English