*SORRY, ALL LIMITED EDITION COPIES ARE SOLD OUT*
In 2006, Mitch Cullin left a small note on a messageboard at a Japanese public bathhouse in Tokyo, asking for local men to pose naked for a series of photographs that would be non-sexual in nature and would stand as a protest against national censorship laws that outlaw the actual depiction of genitalia in real images. To his surprise, more than 50 men responded to the ad, varying from college students to elderly shop owners, to a sumo-wrestler in training and a wheelchair-bound monk, and a variety of other individuals from all walks of life. The finished result is 80 color photographs that artfully show the sameness of the male sexual organ while using the mosaic technique to obscure a given subject's face rather than, as is done in Japanese pornography, their genitals.
Only available for purchase through Workshop Lo-Vi and illegal in Japan, every limited edition is numbered and signed by Mitch Cullin. The photobooks are printed on glossy paper, and are available as a perfect bound, 8.5 x 11 in. soft cover that is beautifully crafted and built to last. For further information, or to join the Workshop Lo-Vi mailing list, please contact either Zooey or Yuki at firstname.lastname@example.org.