Eckhaus Latta, the New York-based fashion line by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Lotta, is known and loved for its innovative, deconstructed designs. So I guess it’s a natural progression that they would eventually run ads of partially-clothed real-life couples actually fucking each other.
“We were thinking of how we were using sexuality, the relationship between fashion advertising and sexuality—and in very direct terms saying sex sells,” photographer Heji Shin told W. The message, according to Eckhaus, was meant to be “sex-positive, body-positive, sexuality-positive,” and the couples—scouted, after failing to recruit via Craigslist, by a friend who goes to orgies—were shot in their own bedrooms, by a solo Shin.
I’m pretty into the pixels, and the concept, and sorry, not to out myself as lame, but I am also profoundly curious as to how a person takes pictures of a couple having sex in their bedroom without just really radiating discomfort. What was their introductory conversation like?! To be clear, she’s a professional and I’m sure it was fine, I just know that I personally would find that challenging and absolutely would ruin the vibe and everyone would stop being horny and I would have to go run out and buy emergency coconut oil or whatever, which is probably why I am writing this blog and not shooting an ad campaign.
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