From A to Z and back again

A devoted wink to our lovely contributors who reveal their inspirations and seductive anecdotes

João Pedro Rodrigues

“People sometimes think obsession is something negative, but for me it’s a positive thing.”

Ira Sachs

“...All my films were stories of deceit, a subject that I found extremely compelling...”

Paola Antonelli

“...when it comes to materials there is an immediate language that is understandable to everybody. The sensuality - or lack there of - is immediately graspable...”

Carlos Reygadas

“This is true for sex. For me, personally, there’s no more spiritual way of expressing love than through a sexual act.”

Kenneth Anger

“Basically sex is just one of the things I’m interested in.”

Mircea Cartarescu

“Nocturnal Bucharest filled my window, pouring inside and reaching into my body.”

Alasdair Gray

“No nation could exist without the sex drive, also widely known as love.”

Veronique Branquinho

“I love watching people. It’s a great pastime, and I just cannot help myself doing this.”

Planningtorock

“It gives me a different sensual power on stage.”

Oscar Van Den Boogaard

“The city became the city of faces, and faces opened up the way to bodies. I wanted to get to know them all.”

Rebecca Solnit

“...sensuality can be everywhere and anywhere, in all the pleasures of the body, including the rhythms of walking...”

Mary Reid Kelley

“There's a great pleasure in doing things in secret.”

Didem Yazıcı

“You played with your tongue, lips and mouth as if the body in front of you was a delicious piece of cake you hesitated to eat with hunger.”

Mirene Arsanios

“...I also realize that sex is war's best counterpart. Beirut exists between these two poles.”

Alaric Alexander Smeets

“...with her golden hair draped over her shoulders, the sight of her was enough to make my tripping mind supernova...”

Viviane De Muynck

“People would come up and touch me without saying anything.”

Nicolas Provost

“What I see is a beautiful dark world. For me the most intense experiences are when the difference between dream and nightmare becomes very small.”
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