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Lust Circus (Multilingual Edition) (Multilingual) Hardcover – July, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Goliath Books (July 2002)
  • Language: Multilingual
  • ISBN-10: 3980760278
  • ISBN-13: 978-3980760270
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,575,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Dave Naz is a Los Angeles based photographer whose star is very much in the ascendant. An ex-touring musician, Naz originally took up photography as a new means of artistic expression and a way of trying to, as he puts it, "maintain sanity.

Discovering a potential in fetish subject matter that appealed to him, he might easily, some five years ago, have followed the by then well-established route of hiring models for studio shoots and producing standard fetish pin-up material – had it not been for his friendship with one particular professional dominatrix. Through this friendship, Naz found himself being afforded access to the professional and play activities of many leading West Coast fetish scene people, and it is this privileged position, this unique insider viewpoint which informs the photography we find in Lust Circus.

Where other photographers seek simply to perpetuate the familiar visual clichés of fetish fantasy – the stern, whip-wielding dominatrix, the bound and quivering slave – Dave Naz seems equally concerned with capturing the humour and humanity of his subjects. And because of his easy interaction with them, there is a disarming and often deceptive casualness about many of the fetish images he produces. In their vivid colours, jaunty angles and bold cropping, Naz’s pictures of pervs at work and leisure bring something of the immediacy of the Polaroid and the playfulness of the holiday snap to a genre which is often accused of taking itself too seriously. It was this unusual vibrancy that first attracted me to publishing his work in my own magazine.

Invited into the dungeons of top West Coast dominas, Dave Naz photographs these women modelling everything from hardcore fetish finery to the wispiest of lingerie, and captures lustful scenes with slaves that range from light flogging to heavy bondage to hot waxing. Like most fetish photographers, he clearly enjoys shooting girl-on-girl action, but in his images of mistresses with their male clients is demonstrated a refreshing willingness to document the kind of sadomasochism that actually pays the rent. Away from the dungeon, he is equally adept capturing another kind of fetish performance – the kind that involves dressing up and strutting your stuff around the streets, parks, gardens and ubiquitous pools of LA.

Everyone working in the fetish genre got involved for different reasons. Dave Naz may have begun his fetish career more by accident than design, but Lust Circus proves he has what it takes to be a fetish high flyer.

Tony Mitchell

About the Author

Dave Naz was born in 1969 in Los Angeles, Ca. He worked as a musician touring and putting out records in the 80's and early 90's. In '95 he picked up the camera and started photographing people. He has no formal training. Dave lives with his dog Mauley in Los Angeles.

Exhibitions:

1998 - "Move 2" curated by Rich Jacobs, New Image Art (Los Angeles, Ca)

1999 - "The Bathroom Show" curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art (Los Angeles, Ca)

2000 - "Move 5" curated by Rich Jacobs, Art Works / Bergamot Station (Los Angeles, Ca)

2000 - "The Portrait Show", curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art (Los Angeles, Ca.)

2001 - "Neu-rotica", curated by Anthony Ausgang, Holly Matters (Los Angeles, Ca)

2001 - "Untitled", Eye Five Gallery (Los Angeles, Ca)

2001 - "Off The Hook" curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, SK Gallery (Los Angeles, Ca)

2001 - "Beyond The Norm", Eclate Gallery (Geneva, Switzerland)


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Perry Gallagher on October 9, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Having never written a review of a book I hesitated putting to print my views of Lust Circus by Dave Naz. But I find myself compelled...
Dave is masterful in his lighting and his control of depth of field. In each image I feel as though I am there in that moment the exposure is made. The women convey a comfort with Dave that is not lost when the photograph is viewed in the book. The images, emotions and attitudes are as diverse as a circus. Alot of the enjoyment in viewing his book is the anticipation of what's next as you turn each page.
I highly recommend Lust Circus by Dave Naz and look forward to his next book.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8, 2003
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On the strength of the other reviews I decided to pick this up. But I found it to be a fairly dissatisfying. Inside were page after page of women who look like over the hill exotic dancers. Heavily made up & dispassionate faces peer out at you. Some of the clothes were fairly interesting, but not enough to make up for the rest.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 13, 2003
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Lust Circus has a great collection of photos. The colors are vivid and the models look at ease. Not your typical angry looking domme with a whip in her hand. the shots are more candid and some are poolside. All with nice furniture and interesting surroundings. All of the girls aren't beautiful, but I found the book to be worth getting.
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Lust Circus is the first book from L.A. photographer Dave Naz. It is 160 pages of pure energy. Sexy ladies, stunning beauty, forbidden erotica, all captured Dave's magnificent style and printed in high contrast, lavish color. It's a fetish Mardi Gras and Dave is the king of Bacchus.

In its forward, the renown Tony Mitchell writes, "Where other photographers seek simply to perpetuate the familiar visual clichés of fetish fantasy .. Dave Naz seems equally concerned with capturing the humor and humanity of his subjects. His pictures of perv's at work and leisure bring something of the immediacy of the Polaroid and the playfulness of the holiday snap to a genre which is often accused of taking itself too seriously. .. Dave Naz may have begun his fetish career more by accident than design, but Lust Circus proves he has what it takes to be a fetish high flyer". Lust Circus is a wonderful entry for an artist who will hopefully be around for a long time to come.

During the eighties and early nineties Dave worked as a professional musician but took up photography in 1995 as a new means of artistic expression. Fate quickly played her cards and a friend, who was a professional dominatrix, soon introduced him to the inner sanctum of the west coast fetish scene. And it was there that he thrived. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his dog Mauley.
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More About the Author

Dave Naz is a photographer of sex and meaning, women and landscape. Innovative and self-taught, Naz has five well-received books with Goliath Press: Lust Circus (2002), Panties (2003), Legs (2004), Fresh: Girls Of Seduction (2006), and L.A. Bondage (2007), and his photographs have shown all over the world. His work has appeared in GQ, Maxim, Stern.de, and Salon, and in many international collections, including The New Erotic Photography (Taschen, 2007) and Self-Exposure: The Male Nude Self-Portrait (Universe, 2005). Several of Naz's photos are used in the artwork of Richard Prince. He lives in the foothills above Southern California with his wife, Oriana, and their menagerie of artwork and animals.