So What is eroticism?

Eroticisn is that quality found in any form of artwork, including painting, sculpture, photography, drama, film, music, or literature.

Although there are different descriptions for this term, a couple of dominant themes emerged to encapsulate the word “Eroticism”.

One definition is that eroticism is a state of sexual arousal or sexual excitement (an insistent sexual impulse, desire, or pattern of thoughts) or anticipation of it.

Another is that eroticism is something that has the quality or character of being able to arouse sexual excitement or feelings. This quality may be found in any form of artwork, including painting, photography, drama, film, music and literature as well as in advertsing.

Eroticism Also is referred to as one’s ability to experience sexual thoughts, desires and sensations.

As I photographer I think iys important to mention as I have in my podcast. Just because you take a photo in Black & White doesn't make it "Erotic". Its the mood, the lighting, the pose and sometimes other elements that we add like lingerie or oil and water and even shadows.

Personally I love shooting black and white because it brings me memories of my beginnings in Manhattan in the early 1980's shooting models in my Manhattan Studio.