This image was one of 4 shots from my “Boy on the couch” self portraits.
I was messing around at home with the camera and was looking at ways to create erotic images showing relatively little actual flesh when compared to other underwear shoots and erotic photography. I chose the rugby shorts because although they are not as form fitting as underwear, they have always had a fantasy attached to them that the looseness of the material seems to enhance. I think that the resulting images are relatively benign as far as what they show but are still sexually charged. It follows on my belief that you don’t need to shoot people in physically explicit poses in order to create a sexual reaction from the viewer, though what others may define as explicit will vary.