Matthias Hermann

Hermann is as prolific as he is crazy! In his vast portfolio of self portraits he confronts pretty much every issue confronting sexuality, HIV,cross dressing, every fetish you can think of (and many you hadn't) all within classically and beautifully composed imagery. His pictures are very free and have a lot of humor in them - apparently reflecting how he feels about his body. But the portraits still have a formality in them that in my opinion works. Hermann is obsessed with his penis and I think he takes pleasure in confronting the viewer with his body parts - his photos have meaning, but more like slogans or headlines - they make me laugh and wonder how much courage this man has!