A stunning new exhibition of photography of gay BDSM photography by Ulli Richter has just opened
at the unique Coffee, Cake & Kink in Covent Garden in Central London. We've been
previewing some of the photographs on display and hearing from the cafe/gallery's
Praised for its "excellent coffee" and hailed as "the best thing since strap-ons and
sliced bread," Coffee, Cake & Kink is a unique hybrid of a
café, a shop and an erotic art gallery and the "Innovation of the Year 2004" Erotic
With almost everything you see for sale, with the possible exception of
the personnel, Coffee, Cake & Kink serves delicious cakes alongside gay books and art.
As part of their pro-gay stand, themed exhibitions and book signings are organised,
as are evenings with writers and artists.
Coffee, Cake & Kink’s latest exhibition is "(Con)Sensual: gay male bondage photography" by
Ulli Richter, the photographer behind iconic advertising campaigns for SPEXTER Munich and
RoB London Ltd. Supported by the Spanner Trust , those are "pictures of real play, not
scenes staged for the camera."
"We realise we are running a commercial risk showing images of gay play to our customers as
many of them are heterosexual," says owner Alan Cassidy.|
"The exhibition may come as a shock
to some people. To us, it is simply a statement of Coffee, Cake & Kink’s mission, which
includes promoting adult sexuality in its many guises."
"It’s good to push boundaries and make people think outside the box.
"We are not about
to restrict the distribution of exhibition publicity material just because it features
six bundled up rubber-clad guys. Having said that, we do not want to offend anyone."|
(Con)Sensual: gay male bondage photography is on till 31 December 2005 at
Coffee, Cake & Kink, 61 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London. Check out
for more details. The exhibition is sponsored by