While rapture is a highly subjective internal state, Yamrus is interested in giving it real physical dimension by documenting a variety of people during a quantifiable and reproducible rapturous experience – – the orgasm. Utilizing a rigorously documentary approach (in the vein of Bernd and Hilla Becher or their predecessor, August Sander), Yamrus is consistent, almost scientific, in the organizational parameters and logistics of the project. Yet, these are not straightforward clinical profiles. The emotional charge and intimacy of these photographs is visceral and palpable.

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