Efrain John Gonzalez is a photographer who’s talents with a camera bend to the unusual, the erotic, the unique, the wild and slightly crazy, from the world of body modifications to the universe of radical S&M, from sensual beauty of the flesh, to raw sexual desires. An internationally published photographer who for the past 40 years has been creating a vast library of real life images that tells a story of people finding the path to their souls, finding their bliss, with piercing, branding, cuttings, tattoos, latex, implants, leather, and a whole lot of radical sex and sexuality. He has traveled from coast to coast to find images of people exploring their limits, discovering and living with their own self-defined cultural tribes of beauty, pleasure, joy, and self-realization.
People who take the forbidden, and turn it into an empowering statement of their own. People who see their bodies as a blank canvas, and allow their imaginations and dreams to come to life upon a living canvas. Wither that canvas be painted with ink, pierced and molded by blade, or covered in latex and leather. My photos of radical play and underground cultures show a natural outreach of the curious and exploration of the self by those chosen few who’s inner voices dare them to walk down forbidden paths to seek an inner truth. My photographic archive has become a historical record of these journeys.
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