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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 86 pages
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books; 1st edition (February 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576875695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576875698
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #788,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Her photos are a provocative—and, in a world full of Terry Richardson types, much-needed—portrayal of male sexuality.”
Elle

“While these images are not truly erotic, they aren't sterile or overly stylized. Their appeal is sensual and soft—a weirdly incongruous beauty that isn't masculine in the traditional sense, but unquestionably male.”
New York Press

I <3 Boy, photographer J. Yatrofsky — the J. is for Jessica, surprisingly — celebrates the androgynous beauty of slim, mostly nude dudes shot with minimalist moxie in New York apartments.”
Advocate’s Hot Sheet

About the Author

J. Yatrofsky is a New York-based photographer, known for work with naked men. Raised in Las Vegas, Yatrofsky began by photographing male go-go dancers in nude strip clubs, and has photographically explored people’s bodies ever since. Yatrofsky is a regular contributor to EastVillageBoys. com and founder of iheartboy.com, a website dedicated to picturing young men in provocative ways. Yatrofsky’s artwork also includes performance projects in which audiences are confronted with nudity and sexual politics, and videos that explore beauty, objectification, and perception. Yatrofsky received an MFA from Parsons The New School For Design.

Weston Bingham co-founded East Village Boys, an independent, New York-based online publication, in 2008. EastVillageBoys.com is dedicated to filling some of the holes in the codified, mainstream representation of gay culture. Their carefully curated features and collaborations include the best emerging talent from around the world as well as the occasional notorious troublemaker, and include photographers, artists, musicians, performers, fashion designers, writers, and label-eschewing makers and doers of things.

More About the Author

Jessica Yatrofsky is a New York-based photographer, known for her work with naked men. Raised in Las Vegas, Yatrofsky began by photographing male go-go dancers in strip clubs, and has photographically explored people's bodies ever since. Yatrofsky is a regular contributor to EastVillageBoys.com and founder of iheartboy.com, a website dedicated to picturing young men in sweetly provocative ways. Yatrofsky's artwork also includes performance projects where audiences are confronted with sexual politics, and films that explore beauty, objectification, and perception. Yatrofsky received an MFA from Parsons The New School.

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This is a sublime art book with ravishing photography of gorgeous and enchanting male nudes.
Kevin Donohue
I read in Nylon Magazine that most of Miss Yatrofsky's "...work revolves around utilizing a man as a subject and object..." Well.
Luis Andrade
I pick up this book every time I pass my bookshelf, and I am always eager to share it with friends.
CityMomma

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By gerhart30 on March 1, 2011
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I learned of the book from a magazine review, and I'm glad I did.

The models are thin young men, posed in sparsely furnished rooms, likely their studio apartments in New York. Most of the subjects are hairless (body) and some have tatoos.

I liked the way the photos were shot with natural light, and almost no furniture except a bed, sometimes sheetless. The guys were lying on wood floors in several of the photos. That may not sound sexy, and may sound trashy, but it's not. You have to see the photos to understand.

To me, the photos are "sexually charged," while being artistic and classy. I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James R. Holguin on March 11, 2011
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The book is well done and put together beautifully. The pictures are of the naked male body, but done with great care as to portray a sense of art rather than just a collection of naked men. The presentation of the male form is Artistic and Classy... Well Done!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on June 13, 2011
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Jessica Yatrofsky's book " I <3 boy" is a quiet and beautiful book that explores the male nude. With each turn the photographs show doe eyed, young, beautiful, and at times almost fragile looking boys. Jessica captures the essence of each models youth and beauty, making each photograph a piece of art in itself. This collective series of photographs is something every artist and art lover should check out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sean on March 9, 2011
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Finally a book with male nudity that is actually artistic and classy! Refreshing change! A really great collection of guys shot beautifully by J. Yatrofsky! Clearly a lot of time was put into the book itself, because it's really nicely laid out and edited. Yatrofsky's boys will linger in your mind hours after flipping through the photos. A great photo book, and you can't beat the price!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CityMomma on March 6, 2011
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Yatrofky has created such a beautiful showing of the male form. I pick up this book every time I pass my bookshelf, and I am always eager to share it with friends. The photos are sweet and evocative- great conversation for us to be having about males in the media. Thank you J. Yatrofsky!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bcenz23 on March 4, 2011
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Really well put together book - amazing photography, beautiful subjects. Really hope this book gets a widespread response. A coffee table book that should actually be picked up and read!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Luis Andrade on March 10, 2011
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I used to be the type of man who'd bring a guy home, light some candles and whisper sweet nothings in his ear to get him all riled up. Sometimes a fruitful aphrodisiac or two to seal the deal. Now, all I do is have my gentleman caller look through this amazing pictorial that lays ever so gently on my coffee table. Young beautiful naked men to replace the sweets for the ear, and mouth. I understand the Art behind I <3 Boy, and I think the Author, Jessica Yatrofsky has created a masterpiece with this book. I read in Nylon Magazine that most of Miss Yatrofsky's "...work revolves around utilizing a man as a subject and object..." Well. That makes two of us.
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