Hardcover | Numbered edition of 400 (no.244) | 48 pages
Published by Hysteric Glamour, 2002.
Sameshima's understated investigation of the LA-based pornographic film industry. This slim but potent collection of photographs from Dean Sameshima is divided into three chapters that lead seamlessly into one another other: the sun-bleached, unadorned cement facades of sex clubs make way for the rumpled, sweat-soaked sheets of the empty beds inside, which then open naturally onto the open shirts of the “Modern Boys” whom the artist has cropped just below the eyes. Bruce Hainley’s essay, “Jock, Model, Building, Bed,” uses Sameshima’s photographs as a launching pad for musings on objects of his own desire and the spaces and places of that desire.