Shaven Sex Love is one of the most exciting, most compelling publications of sexual photography printed in a long time. The first thing one might notice notice are the book's dimensions - it's ultra-widescreen format is way, way cool. 12" wide x 6" tall (30cm x 15cm) - it's extreme landscape measurements lend a unique and savory feel to the amazing sexual photography contained within. It's organized into 13 chapters showcasing four different heterosexual couples (each smooth and hairless downstairs): Alexis and James; Catherine and Walter; Naomi and Ed; and Shana and William.
All photos are toned monochrome and cover the full edge-to-edge of each page resulting in a huge, in-your-face-like-you-are-there feeling. Each chapter outlines a particular scenario such as [Sex at ] The Creek, Love in the Woods, Stretching Sex, and so forth. Text is in English, German, and French.
Publisher Edition-Reuss did a splendid job designing and packaging this material and huge congratulations are in order. The industry needs more daring creativity like this. But it is Gordon Denman's photography that is the main attraction here. He explores a variety of sexual themes with piercing, sharp, uniquely angled compositions that are each a dazzling expose of human sexual geometrics. Coitus, fellatio, anal, fisting, toy play, indoors, outdoors. It's all here, from soft and blissful to hardcore and extreme. But the main thing is it's all natural and genuine - these are not actors or porn stars; these are real couples doing their real thing. It's authentic and exciting without having to delve into superficial issues of dominance, submission, or make-believe. Denman's subjects are playful and passionate and loving.
All this makes Shaven Sex Love a MUST-HAVE for connoisseurs of fine art erotica and beautifully rendered sexual imagery.