Puraibashi (Privacy)

Perhaps the most controversial of Jedinak´s collections stems from his admitted fascination by human sexuality. The scenes of Privacy allow the viewer to become a voyeur in the dark recesses of the bedrooms of  contemporary people. The name Puraibashi and concept for the series derives from his lifelong fascination by Japanese culture, where he observes

“…a great divide between the public and the private. A person´s private life embodies the forbidden, in a direct suspension to their public persona tied by traditions and expectations of society that weigh on them and create perversion. The privacy, or Puraibashi, goes seemingly unacknowledged but it is ever-seeping into the public through works of art. So I decided to point my lens there.”

Jedinak´s signature 1851 technique evokes raw eroticism of the cafés and cabarets of old that saturates the oldest preserved pornographic materials dating back to the dawn of photography. The eroticism here is condensed and unabashed and evokes a visceral response. Scenes from Privacy convey a palette of emotions from humorous and playful to graphic sexual horror. Some of the more curious fetishes may have been documented for the very first time. Despite its openness the imagery is not devoid of mystery. Jedinak presents some fetishes as a verbatim enactment while others in a more veiled symbolic form. One aspect of the mystery is the ubiquitous presence of masks. Without them, he believes, this project could not manifest:

“It´s an integral part of the tradition of unrestrained sexual expression. Masks establish a level playing field. Sex is the great equalizer. When two people undress in front of me, I can´t tell their social status. my models wear masks because they help their expression and also because, for the most part, they can´t afford being seen.”

Jedinak believes finding trust and acceptance for our innermost desires with our sexual partners is hard but life-preserving:

“Sexual fetishism is an act of creativity. It´s a creative force. When you constantly suppress it, you end up maiming yourself.”

In The Limelight

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

SOLD

Lace Dream

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Drag the Whole World

ambrotype, 25x25 cm

Bodily History

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Handmaiden I.

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Handmaiden II.

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Ordeal

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Happy Caged Bird

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Behind Action

ambrotype, 30x40 cm

Right On Target

ambrotype, 40x50 cm

Devotee

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Missy Mouse

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Submission

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Shiny

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Luminiscent Object

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

They Are After Us

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Circus

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Tasty

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Embroidery

ambrotype, 40x50 cm

Welcome Sinner

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Fox

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

SOLD

Medical Girl

ambrotype, 25x25 cm

Asphyxia

ambrotype, 25x25 cm

Atomic Lovers

ambrotype, 40x50 cm

Hold Me

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

2 000 Miles Beneath the Sea

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Crowned

ambrotype, 30x40 cm

Redhead Seeks Punishment

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Party is about to start

ambrotype, 25x25 cm

Ancestral Pull

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

Ancestral Pull III.

ambrotype, 50x50 cm

All artworks are catalogued, signed by the author on the back with a unique inventory number. History of shows per piece and high-resolution also available for each piece.