Exxxotica may have left town already, but our hometown sexy time museum is happy to keep the torch burning.
One of the South Florida's most quirky tourist destinations, the World Erotic Art Museum opens a new exhibition of intriguing neon photographs Tuesday night by British artist Robert Babylon.
“Neon Lights” features photography that mixes the psychedelic with the feminine physique. Whether ropes, neon-colored fishnets or dripping latex paint, colors glow under ultraviolet lights and hug the curvature of blue models’ breasts, behinds and nether regions in a tantalizing series of images.
Scroll down to see some of the work in the show and over to RobertBabylon.com for more. Images may not be appropriate for all audiences.
The series was inspired by Babylon's days partying at underground dance clubs, hubs of glow sticks, glow-in-the-dark clothing, and body paint. Viewers' reactions to the edgy work has been positive, he said.
"I think because the bodies are blue in the UV work, people find it more acceptable to look at," he said. "I’m most proud of the fact that more women approach me about my photography than men. For me, that’s fantastic."
Babylon has been creating erotic photography for 15 years, capturing everything from raunchy bondage to soft, sensual black-and-whites celebrating the human body, ever since he became bored of his work at the British National Space Programme. Taking a risk, he followed his passion for photography -- a hobby since he was 15 -- teaming up with his equally open-minded wife, Caroline Martin, to create erotic art.
"It’s always much better in those situations to have a female around as well. [Models] feel relaxed, they feel a lot more at ease," he told HuffPost Miami.
This is not Babylon's first show in Miami; 2 years ago, he showcased his work at the Erotic Signature fair. Apparently Miami's arms-wide-open approach to sex has been a winner for those in the erotic photo biz.
"It certainly seems that [my work is] a bit more popular here than at home in England, to be honest," he said.
Babylon's "Neon Lights" exhibit launches with an opening reception on May 22 at 7 p.m. at the museum. His work will be on display through June 20.
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