San Francisco Open Studios
Six on Sex

David Steinberg

David Steinberg

About four years ago. I decided to try my hand at capturing something real and meaningful about sex on film. I was fascinated by the dynamics inherent to sexual photography. How does a third party encourage a couple to feel unselfconscious enough to share with the camera and the outside world the subtleties of their most intimate and private connection?

I work primarily with people in loving, long-term relationships, in the familiarity of their own homes. Each shoot is completely experimental. No one knows what will happen. I try to follow the sexual energy of a shoot, rather than to lead or direct it. I notice and record the aspects of sex that interest me most -- intimacy, play, passion, small gestures, the quality of a touch, moments of obvious surrender and trust. I focus more on faces and hands than on genitals -- though genitals do have a special interest and appeal all their own.

I have photographed people ranging in age from 25 to 65, heavy people as well as thin, disabled as well as abled. I am interested in all genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. I am always interested in speaking with new people who want to be photographed as part of this project.

David Steinberg 
P.O. Box 2992 
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
831-426-7082
eronat@aol.com

David will have copies of his books Erotic by Nature, The Erotic Impulse and Photo Sex available for sale.