GROT can be understood as something unpleasant, dirty, or of poor quality. The same-named debut monograph by Jonny Kaye provides a unique insight into the UK kink and fetish scene. Between the years 2020-2023, he compiled over twelve thousand analogue images to document the private community.
Through its transgressive aesthetics, it not only strives for voyeuristic pleasure and visceral response but also giving a podium to underrepresented sexualities, desires, and practices. It aims to include sexualities and identities that were for a long time marked as “perverse.” Consequently, the book can be understood as a counter-archive that engages alternative modes of knowledge and strives to initiate discussion about the public knowledge of sexuality and relationships.
In the current climate of deleting sex- and kink-positive social media accounts, this publication allows for the visibility of identities that were for a long time unimaginable and invisible. Jonny portrays kink as an art form, a way of life that provides podium to remarkable personalities from the scene, all to be seen in this book.
About Jonny Kaye
The work of Jonny Kaye (b. 1989, the UK) tends to stick in one’s mind for a while… Kaye’s photographs are immersed in erotica, rawness, and intensity. His signature analogue tactility and depth are juxtaposed with editorial aesthetics, creating a unique visual experience. As a former model, Kaye swapped his position from posing in front of the camera to being the one who stands behind the apparatus. So far, his images have been featured in magazine editorials, such as in RAIN, Notion, and Dazed.
204 x 254 mm | 272 p | EN Offset | Hardcover
First edition: 500 Self-published
Graphic Design: Lukasz Gula Production: KOPA, Lithuania
The publication includes texts by Anastasiia Fedorova, Eva Oh, Linda Zhengová, and Matt Skully, among others.
Regular edition price: £ 39
The almost 300 page book contains images by Jonny Kaye with contributions from featured models all of which work within the fetish scene.
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