(Oakland, 2007. Image copyright Hamish Reid).
Yes, you've seen bits of this before
. I've often strived for the flesh-meets-steel effect, the collision of the intimate and the estranged, often a little too hard, a little too obviously, but this one works for me. It's definitely got a sci-fi feeling to it for most people, which isn't what I wanted at all, but never mind: the contrasting structures of body and port, the nipple showing through defiantly, the reddish tone, the intimation of skin and surface
that all sets it in the right direction for me. I'll get it right one day