GUNS AND ROPES
Girls and Sexy Guns, eh? While that particular video series reached
new levels of bad taste (and even inspired The Cramps to sing
about Bikini Girls With Machine
Guns), this photographic take on the curious appeal
of naked girls and weapons of death is thankfully more artistic,
more provocative and much, much sexier.
Botello's moody black and white photos mix female dominance and
submission - the former in the shape of gun totin' minxes, the
latter in the form of intense bondage.
of course, nothing is ever quite that simple. Not only do we see
the same model move from gun gal to bondage babe, but Botello's
young ladies don't take on a victim stance while trussed up. Quite
the opposite, in fact, as they stare defiantly, teasingly and
determindly out at the viewer.
photographs - shot, it should be noted, on low-end digital snapshot
cameras with non-professional lighting - are atmospheric and challenging,
beautiful and exciting, unnerving and intriguing. His models -
sexy rock chicks all - gaze out at the viewer with cynical amusement,
whether they are presented as victim or predator. This is impressive
stuff, and if you feel upset at finding it horny, all the better.
look forward to seeing more of Botello's work.
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