Hiroshi Shiohara’s second photobook “Just a Man in Love” portrays a couple having sex in a way not yet seen. Shiohara focuses exclusively on the facial expressions of the man as the couple goes from foreplay to climax (and eventually a walk in the grass, holding hands). The book offers no context and no details about the couple; yet the man’s face – earnest, natural, unpretending, glistening with sweat – tells a whole story. A brilliant, poetic book about passion and love.
Published by Libro Arte, 64 pgs, 26 × 18 cm, Hardcover, 2019, 9784904541241