A racy collection of photos by the UK artist Stuart Sandford has found an unlikely yet appropriate home for its current two-week exhibition.
Cumfaces, a photo series of 12 selfies taken by male models “on the brink of orgasm,” will be shown in “the darkroom” of the only gay venue in Sofia, Bulgaria, during Pride Art Week, a celebration of LGBT artists during the week preceding Pride:
Dipped in the complete darkness of the room of lust the 12 coloured photographs will be on display for 2 weeks between 16th and 29th of June and special lightning is used to draw the attention of the common visitor, who’s usually distracted by other objects in the space.
Simeon Vassiley, curator of this year’s Pride Art Week, aims to “combat the negative images of the LGBT community and overcomes stereotypes in media through creating more positive coverage.” He is currently searching for other darkroom destinations around Europe to host the exhibit this summer.
Check out some of our favorites below. All 12 “cumfaces” can be viewed at the artist’s website.