Latex. Spring. Approach No 1. By Jerome Gouvrion.

Update 2010-08-22 @01:51: By JG’s request all his photos have been removed with great pleasure.

Update 2008-12-10 @00:37:57: Please see comments below

Jerome Gouvrion (Paris, France) stays behind the following well-known fetish sites:,, (no affiliation). Recently I came across his blog ( The reason for that was the photo on the left. Retro-like, sepia-toned pin-up photo featuring Anais. I’m not very familiar with Jerome’s works, but having seen quite a few of images published on the above mentioned sites, I would say that the “bucolic shot” (like Jerome called it) is a bit different.

Excited I began to browse through all 66+ pages of his blog. But (to my surprise) little could I find (see below). Great lighting, astonishing quality, beautiful models, exquisite fetish clothes, elaborate bondage, perfect minimalism, but … The photos do not work for me. At all. Even the selection I managed to squeeze out of the pictures posted in the blog can’t be considered as 100% “working” but rather “ok to be saved”.

Of course, I’m talking about myself. Tastes differ, but in my humble  opinion the works lack substance. They lack something what makes you believe, what makes your mind and imagination drift beyond the flat pictures, what allows you to tell plastic from flesh.

I would be happy to be proved wrong. What Jerome’s photos do work for you? I’m just trying to understand why something works and something does not despite the same set of attributes.

13 thoughts on “Latex. Spring. Approach No 1. By Jerome Gouvrion.”

  1. theyre interesting, but certainly nothing special

    i like the clothes though, they could be put to good use

  2. i like the clothes on the last image you posted, but she doesnt look like shes struggling or anything 🙁

  3. Struggling in this kind of clothes may ruin the delicate semitransparent rubber. But it looks and feels good. She’s not struggling, because she’s enjoying it, embracing herself in warm shiny latex “skin” and smiling probing its bonds. “Such a cutie”. This is basically why I chose the picture.

    Of course, I would put her hands behind her back, not in front 😉

  4. the reason you don’t love the pictures is you prefer the amateur way like lot of people around the world. people prefer amateur pictures because they feel it more real. when a picture looks professional, your mind imagine that’s a dream you can’t touch.

  5. by the way, next time you want to use my pictures for your blog, I would appreciate to be informed … thank you !

  6. First of all I would like to thank you Jerome for visiting my site and to apologize for borrowing the photos without letting you know.

    Now back to the photos.

    Here’s my points:

    1- I do not compare photographers
    Results from the same photographer differ.

    o- I do not compare models
    A model is a tool with some properties which are needed to achieve the goal set by the photographer.

    o- I do not compare professionalism
    Memo: Need to find the definition of professionalism, by the way…

    o- I compare the effect, the influence, the emotions a photo creates. What you think, what you imagine, what you feel looking at the photo. How often do you return to the image. Did you save it or not. Would you like to show it to someone else. Do you want to share your emotions created by the image etc.

    Or in a nutshell (again): why this works and that does not.

    In most of the cases I can’t explain why. And this is what I what to understand. And that’s why I republish some photos from different photographer with my comments about MY feelings.

    I can’t say how amateurish photos made by LIthium Picnic, Pavel Dvorak, Patrick Andraste, Andrew Kaiser, Robert Mapplethorpe are. Mapplethorpe is my favourite (if I can use the word favourite to Mapplethorpe) photographer but I can’t say I like ALL his works. I hate some photos made by Pavel, though I adore many others. Same goes to everybody.

    But I can say:

    “*I* forget to breath when I look at this photo, I want *you* to look at it, and I want you to tell me what you feel.”

    “This expensive piece of art leaves me indifferent. I want *you* to look at it, and I want you to tell me what you feel.” Probably it’s not the best work of this artist? Probably it’s not for me? Probably I’m not educated enough? Why do not latex, bonds, shiny stockings, wet lips, spike heels excite me?

    “This picture excites me. I want *you* to look at it, and I want you to tell me what you feel.” Probably because the artist feels the same as I do? Probably because I’m so primitive? Probably because he made accents at the right places? Because he (or she, why always he?) could leave what’s necessary while leaving off the “noise”? Minimalism vs sterilization or castration?

  7. JG wrote:

    people prefer amateur pictures because they feel it more real. when a picture looks professional, your mind imagine that’s a dream you can’t touch.

    Do I understand correctly, that people who buy access to your websites and buy your photos (because they like them) can touch the dream?

    Or do I understand correctly, that people who visit the Musée d’Orsay love Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Manet because their pictures do not look professional and rather amateurish?

  8. What a mind twist… This is the chain of thoughts: Jérôme Gouvrion -> Katarina -> Jérôme Thuet. Haven’t seen him for ages. To be more precise, since his DeMask adventures (yeah, it’s me, “the pewter rubber freak” 😉

  9. back to this blog 2 years later … I encourage you to remove any of my pictures from your blog. I didn’t authorize you to use it and I don’t want to see any of my shots on your site.

    kind regards

  10. With great pleasure I have removed all your photos from my blog.
    Please let me know if anything is left.

    BTW, thanks for visiting.

  11. Interesting question asked. I think that is where talent plays. More talented photographer – more frequently “working” pictures appear. Picture should tell it’s story, they say. Maybe it’s that simple.

    Well, my top of best fetish photographers:

    1. Steve Diet Goedde (more coneptual artworks)
    2. Ken Marcus
    3. Peter W. Czernich
    4. Raymond Kerrin Larum
    5. Michael Helms
    and many other have great shots too.

    I don’t agree that model is just a tool for photographers goals, becasue art is not always is done in pragmatic way. With such thing as photography communication on the set can be very important.

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