Viscous Publication’s ‘Visceral’ Delves Deep Into the Dark Side of Love and Lust (NSFW)

The word visceral means earthy and instinctual, referring to something that pushes past the logic and reason of the mind, something that is felt deeply in the internal organs of the body, that grips you from the inside out. I can’t think of a more fitting title for the latest art book from the always titillating Viscous Publications.

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Created and curated by Amy Hood, ‘Visceral’ is a collection of photographs and written pieces that explore the dark and sometimes sinister side of love, lust, and infatuation, probing the underbelly of our deepest and darkest desires to create a provocative portrait of human sexuality that is equal parts intimate and unsettling. Delving deep into our collective fascination with the dark extremes of intimacy and relationships, these voyeuristic portraits of passionate love and aggressive lust grip you from the inside out and make it nearly impossible to look away.

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Featuring gritty black and white shots that are blurred with breathless movement, the aesthetic of ‘Visceral’ is strikingly stylized, calling to mind the iconic timelessness of old Hollywood movie stills injected with raw eroticism. The grainy moodiness of the black and white photography only elevates the swirling sense of mystery and seductive danger captured in these pages. We can feel the heat, the thrill of the chase, the instincts that take over, the wild power of succumbing to the desires of the body, the intermingling relationship of pain and pleasure.

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‘Visceral’ explores the complex spectrum of love and lust with a fearless tone, tantalizingly touching on everything from taboos to fetishes without judgement and with eyes wide open. The book features photos from notable photographers such as Bil Brown, David Bellemere, Enga Purevjav, Kirsten Bode, Michael Donovan, and more, as well as erotic literary pieces from writers Ava Berlin, Brian McGreevy, John Paul Pryor, and Kate Messinger. Take a look at our favorite images from this dangerously seductive and intellectually stimulating new release below. Dying for more? You can pre-order ‘Visceral’ here.

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