rock bottom JUSTIN MONROE
INTRODUCTION ROCK BOTTOM is a collection of images that present a new sensation in porn–art. These photographs were captured in a wide variety of circumstances and are often extraordinary situations that Justin Monroe found himself in. It is no secret that Justin Monroe knows how to photograph a man, but to get a man to let his guard down and be somewhat submissive is quite unique. One of the elements is trust, which is the key to many of these pictures. Justin is inspired by it in his world and receives it in return. Trust is the vehicle and optimism the fuel to celebrating life and sexuality without objection. Justin’s first book Down the Rabbit Hole is a rollercoaster ride into a world of fantasy and sensual landscapes. His new book Rock Bottom dives right into high and low culture with in-your-face nudity using the male ass as a lethal weapon. Justin ventures into a place that many seem to shy away from out of fear or perhaps just the feeling that it shouldn’t be done, however he blows past all of these barriers and embraces eroticism in such a unique and compelling way. Some of our last taboos involve the acceptance of that which is most elemental: the body, sexuality, and freedom of expression. We need to confront and overcome these taboos instead of turning away from them if we are to thrive and grow as a society.