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PHOTOS: Photographer Captures The Softer Side Of BDSM

Since San Francisco’s infamous Up Your Alley (this weekend) and Folsom Street Fair (September) are upon us, it’s a good time to get into the photographic spirit of leather, flesh, and all things BDSM. Who better to help out than a German photographer, in this case Peter Lichtreich?

“I call myself ‘body photographer’,” Lichtreich tells Queerty. “I take pictures of men with no restrictions.”

Lichtreich was born in Berlin and lives in Duesseldorf. He began working as a photographer in 2007 and has had exhibitions in Mannheim, Amsterdam, Rome, Israel and Monaco.

Lichtreich‘s models are often nude and bathed in shadow. There is a sense of seediness and sometimes even danger to his work, but it’s also very beautiful.

“My pictures are rather dark and gloomy and invite the viewer to look deeper beyond the flesh,” Lichtreich says. “They obscure and stimulate the imagination.”

Scroll down to see a sexy sampling of Lichtreich‘s work, and see more (including several nudes and NSFW images) on his website and Flickr page.

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