The lush and poetic eroticism of the Song of Songs in the Old Testament has been read as an allegory of the union between God and his people. St Theresa of Avila's writings of her mystical ecstasies seem to the modern reader unmistakably sexual, and this eroticism is made quite explicit in the famous statue of her by Bernini, swooning in ecstasy when pierced by an angel with a sword.
Modern photography can express a desire for a similar passionate consummation.
Jeff Zipper Jeff Zipper has been working for over 30 years pursuing his passion for photography. Travelling through United States, Mexico, Great Britain, Spain and West Africa he established a particular style marked by erotic, stylised scenes, often with fetishistic subtexts. He extended his work , notably with his "Mystic river" series which marked the pinnacle of his erotic-urban style, underpinned with excellent technical skills. He also worked in architecture photography,portraiture and more social studies. Zipper's photography has addressed dramatic issues, including erotism,religion,death. He works primarily in black and white.