Armpits, sweat, necks, veins, hair, nipples, pubes, butts. We all have fetishes, and Florian Hetz
knows most of them well. Based in Berlin, a wild and free city – which, according to him, “feels somehow like a sex tourist destination now” –, the photographer focuses his practice on male beauty, more especially, in homoeroticism. His gaze is unique and turns what closed-minded people may think of dirty and pornographic into pure, serene, and elegant images. We speak with him about how has his artist residency in Los Angeles changed his perspective, censorship in social media, and what’s next in his career.