When I’ve first found about Baron Magazine, I couldn’t tell if I was more enchanted by their aesthetics or by what’s behind them. This erotic paperback magazine has been offering a fresh take on erotica, and reinventing dirty pictures for modern times. They are around since 2012 (how come I’d only hear about it now?), founded by Jonathan Baron and Matthew Holroyd.
What’s so special about it? First of all, its eye: Baron has an unashamed voyeuristic atmosphere – a dirty magazine fusing pornography and art. But what really captivated me was their effort to go beyond: the third issue, The Future of Sex, fuses sex and erotica with Postmodern thinkers like Bauman or Baudrillard’s thoughts on what the future of sex will look like. Ephemeral relationships, real time media, and hyper real world shaping sexual experiences in a world where consumption measures our social life are part of this debate. The result is striking inspirational, and very accurate for the much needed reinterpretation of the sex-themed industry.
And the debate comes wrapped in this seductive, beautiful, libidinous ambient. As the founders say, the magazine it’s for “for gentlemen and ladies who enjoy a cocktail, chit chatting about modern art, fine dressing and when the lights fade and the gin runs out, become connoisseurs at taking their companion to bed.” And we appreciate it.
How can you possibly resist? The pictures in this post are Blommers & Schumm’s (that you might remember from these shots of everyday objects that made you feel like a perv): photo montages fusing different bodies together. Is it a man? Is it a woman? Does it matter?
Food for our eyes, our bodies, and our brain.