Described by Flores as an “Autoerotism Exercise,” this black-and-white collection of photographs is a thoughtful experiment in solitary intimacy and public exposure, exhibitionism and voyeurism, sexuality and pornography. Each black-and-white page is composed of four evenly sized, one-person photographs of individuals of varying shapes, sizes, and genders in different sensual-sexual poses or activities. These snapshots of autoerotic activities across extended periods of time have been de-arranged and mixed together, which means that readers will encounter a melange of different individuals on a given page, and their acts will not necessarily be presented in a realistic order.
All of the images have been filtered so as to resemble grainy, stippled drawings, which imbues them with an air of abstract poeticism. The images display changing degrees of anonymity, boldness, and eroticism: some of the subjects have pulled clothes over their heads, some face their backs to the camera, while some are full-frontals; in varying states of (un-)dress, some pose, others dance, and still others masturbate.
According to the artist himself, the photographs were created in the following manner: “Subjects were visited at the location they have chose to take the photographs. The camera was mounted on a tripod and synchronized to work remotely: the camera shot photographs at fixed intervals of time. Subjects were left totally alone with the camera and thus were able to direct, select wardrobe and choose the duration of their sessions. They also had the choice to stop the sequence and restart it as many times as they required. When they were finished the equipment was recovered.”