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Berlin Artist – Herve’ unveils his new series – “Little Monsters”

Herve’ is a photographer living in Berlin.  His new series, Little Monsters has an interesting twist to it, as well as an interesting title.

When I asked Herve’ what motivated him to create this series, his answer was:

The small – but all too big – difference between men and women is over coded with meanings, fraught with expectations, that have turned an innocent difference into a millennium-old hierarchy.

The series Little Monsters revisits the infamous object and offers a de-constructive reflection on its symbolic power. Those little monsters do not have a male body to support them, nor to inject them with the blood needed to perform their erected glory. But they are not dead. They get a life of their own, no longer threatening, almost comic. In Hervé’s visual study qualities like force, domination and power are dissolved but leave a trace. In the space of their absence we can suddenly see anew — with empathetic eyes — a strange and vulnerable organ that hardly resembles its old self.

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I asked him how people have responded to his work:

So far people have smiled and were very curious, as they have never thought a penis could evoke such associations. The images resemble cute little monsters, not hard errected power-tools. This approach is meant to be a humorous comment on the visual representation of the penis in porn and elsewhere.
What do you think?
To see the whole series, go here: http://little-monsters.org/


2 responses to “Berlin Artist – Herve’ unveils his new series – “Little Monsters””

  1. Gaston-Marcel Comeau says:

    First, sorry for my English. French is my first language. So, in 1986 when I travel to Vancouver, B.C., Canada, I visit the nude beach call Wreck beach. À moment, I need to piss. So, I walk away in a bush and I touch with my foot à curious mushroom hard like à stone! Whit my hands I have remouve the grass, sand and others stuffs aroud this Rocky mushroom. I discover à large ceramic sculpture of mushrooms desing as a florilège of penis!!! I have keep this superbe sculpture since that time. Now, I would like to know more about this “oeuvre d’art”. Could you help me ?

  2. Mark Everett Sanders says:

    I love the little monsters. I have one myself.

  3. Martin Benschop says:

    A tiny, small or little penis is …..great. Because I have one myself, uncut and I love that little soft ‘n sweet guy.

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