MY MOM'S CROTCH
Sex sells. There is definitely no doubt about it, and the American fine art photographer Leigh Ledare is definitely able to sell his stories through the sex-crazed photos in the exhibition 'Leigh Ledare et al'.
Mom and Me on bed (frontal), 2006 © Leigh Ledare The exhibition 'Leigh Ledare et al' is his first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. The exhibition is more than his mom's crotch; it's photographies, videos, texts and more portraying different persons surrounding the artist - most of the with a sexual character though.
Mom and Me in Mirror, 2002 © Leigh Ledare What caught the eyes of most visitors of this exhibition, and what have led to a massive debate in the press, is the way Leigh Ledare portrays his mom: spreading her legs, laying naked with her young lover, playing with herself wearing sexy underwear.
Untitled (Entire Roll), 2008 © Leigh Ledare The matter of question of the debate is if these photos are repulsive and incestuous or if a son can actually photograph his own mom masturbating and get a fine art photography as the result? Disgusting and perverted, some say. Interesting and fantastic, other people say. Despite the naked mom/son-relationship I'm really fascinated by what I've seen and I cannot wait to see the exhibition.
Alma, 2012 © Leigh Ledare What we can tell from reviews and photos is that this exhibition definitely is for the curious ones and people who don't get easily offended. The exhibition 'Leigh Ledare et al' can be seen on the Copenhagen museum Charlottenborg until May 12th 2013.
Mom Spread with Tiara, 2001 © Leigh Ledare
All photos © Leigh Ledare.