These Photos of Naked Men in Berlin Show the Intimacy of Gay Sex

Sam Morris was a Tumblr kid. Probably still is at heart. The platform was where he developed and honed his eye for aesthetics, and where he began to cultivate an audience. He still credits Tumblr as the place that he really came to understand imagery. But now, since the service’s ban on adult content, the photographer and former professional dancer has moved on.

Though we could not show the exhibition in full — sadly we do not show erect penises on the Out website, no matter the artistic context — we have curated a selection of the work here. Alongside it, Morris explains how Berlin helped him confront his ideas around sex and what its like to be an artist who relies on the ever-fickle Instagram.

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An Artist Photographs His Trysts With Older Men

Like many gay men searching for intimacy in the modern day, the photographer Matthew Morrocco has found his share of it online. But the glossy Adonis of the Instagram era is not his type. He prefers older fellows, some of them more than twice his age. When he was twenty, he began courting such strangers on the Internet. With their consent, he photographed the ensuing trysts. The year was 2010, and his ambition, he writes in the afterword to “Complicit,” a new collection of portraits, from Matte Editions, was to preserve the queer history that an era of marriage equality, in all its progressive promise, is making increasingly remote. Many of his companions had survived both the AIDS crisis and heights of homophobia unknown to younger generations. Their very company, he writes, was an instruction in the art of persistence.

“Complicit” presents an ethnography of men who have matured past their physical prime, perhaps, but not beyond erotic interest. Morrocco’s models sometimes appear as bashful fragments, their limp forms sunk in a sofa or snarled around a tree. More often they flaunt their undress: one strikes a come-hither pose, and another snubs the camera, as though to test its dedication. The photographer himself emerges as a spectral presence in the series, invading the frame, on occasion, to heed his subjects’ desires. He fondles the jaw of one, paws the buttocks of another. In the collection, he writes of learning from these men how to seduce, to age gracefully, to seize the past: “The education I received outweighed anything I had experienced before.”

In our current moment, which is newly vigilant against imbalances of power, Morrocco’s celebration of sex between young and old men risks inducing discomfort. But “Complicit” presents the photographer and his models in tender symbioses. In the spirit of his collection’s title, Morrocco bares as much skin as his subjects do, as if to mimic their vulnerability. In interviews, he has said that he took visual cues from the amorous languor of nineteenth-century French portraiture, but many of his images recall the complex perspective of Diego Velázquez’s “Las Meninas,” a work from an earlier era. As in the famed Spanish painting, a carefully placed mirror often unsteadies the vantage of Morrocco’s images. His camera work casts the viewer, by turn, as a participant and an interloper.

Take, for instance, a scene of the photographer lounging on a couch with a bearded man named Rod. The image includes two nested reflections. The first is from a large wall mirror that overwhelms the center of the shot, its gilt frame resting askew on the hardwood, concealing Rod’s body and Morrocco’s legs behind it. Within this reflection there appears a second, smaller mirror, located somewhere in the vicinity of the viewer, and containing the cloudy reflection of what at first appears to be a third man. Someone enticed by the intimacy of the series might find himself startled—is that me?—only to realize that it is Morrocco’s face, mysteriously displaced to shield the image of his muse.

An Artist Photographs His Trysts With Older Men

1. This spontaneous threesome:

„A guy once gave me his number out of the blue at a restaurant. A few weeks later I was bored and horny (and a little stoned) so I called him. He invited me over to his place to watch porn with him and his roommate. It wasn’t long before we were all in bed having a threesome. I’m happily married to a woman now, but I’m glad I did that back then. It was fun and it felt good.

„You don’t have to be gay to enjoy playing with a dick at some point!“

 1. This spontaneous threesome:

2. This fleeting moment of experimentation:

„I was in a weird place after a messy breakup with a long-term girlfriend when I was about 24. I don’t really know how or why I started, but I began watching and getting off to gay porn. The thing is, outside of watching porn, I don’t find men attractive at all. I have never checked out or noticed another man in a real-life situation, but I can completely fantasize about it if I’m watching gay porn.

„So after a few months of regularly getting off to gay porn I decided to seek out an opportunity to experiment and met with a guy in a parking lot of a local store. We went for a short drive and talked for a few minutes and I started backing out so he took me back to my car. We pulled up beside my car and he gave a last shot at keeping things going and asked if I just wanted to try holding his dick, and I agreed. He took it out and I started giving him a hand job, which lasted about a minute before I just went for it and started blowing him. I blew him for a few minutes in his car and then we decided I’d jump in my car and follow him back to his place just a few minutes away. We got to his house and I got back to sucking his dick on his couch, and he got my shorts off and rubbed my dick some while I blew him.

„After a few minutes he wanted to switch and go down on me, that’s when everything sort of hit. He was really excited to blow me, but I wasn’t the least bit hard and nothing he was doing was making it happen. I was just over it at this point — told him I was sorry but I needed to go, and bailed quickly. I felt bad ditching the guy. He seemed nice enough, but I had my moment of experimentation and realized it wasn’t what I was into.“

 2. This fleeting moment of experimentation:

5. This whiskey-drinking date:

„My first hookup with a guy was a few years ago with a guy I met on Whisper. I’d been curious for a while before this happened. He identifies as gay. We drank some whiskey and one thing led to another and we ended up sucking each other’s dicks and making out for a while.“

6. These hand jobs between BFFs:

„I considered myself totally hetero at the time. I was hanging out with my BFF since fourth grade, who’s gay. We were probably both 19 or so. On two occasions, we put on some porn, starting masturbating, then gave each other (very excellent) hand jobs. I enjoyed the hell out of it until he came, and was freaked out/grossed out by encountering another dude’s semen. I never even considered getting involved with another guy for years after, and am happily married to a woman. But as I’ve gotten older and shed some cultural baggage, I’ve allowed myself to be attracted to men, and would totally date/sleep with the right guy.

„It was a very positive experience; I learned a lot about myself and LGBT issues, and the guy is still my BFF.“

9. This not-entirely-great first time:

„I was 18 and just lost my virginity to a girl. I had always wondered if I was actually gay, so I started looking at both genders on Tinder. I matched with a 22-year-old guy and we ended up having sex in the woods near his house. He was actually really strange and I didn’t feel comfortable about it at all. I’ve hooked up and had sex with other guys since then, but always in a period of severe loneliness. I’m not really sure I’m gay, but I’m probably not entirely straight either. Looking back on it, I don’t regret all of my male sexual experiences, but the first one has always left me feeling a bit disgusted with myself.“

10. This frat party with a happy ending:

„During my second semester in college, I ended up moving out of the dorms and into the apartment of a friend I had from a fraternity I was in. I kind of sensed that he was attracted to me, but I never paid any mind to it. Everyone was pretty sure he was gay, but none of that mattered. I myself was known for sleeping around, and I was in an on-and-off relationship, but never considered myself gay.

„One night, we had a small party at our place, with people coming and going all night. Things got wild, and I ended up trashed. Everyone did.

„Everyone ended up leaving, and I went to my room to wind down. My roommate ended up stumbling into my room and landed on my bed. I just laid there and blew it off. He started getting handsy, and I immediately knew where this was going. He told me to relax, and I was pretty horny anyways. He ended up giving me a blowjob, and it was completely mind-blowing. We ended up doing things the rest of the time I lived with him. I eventually reciprocated, but we never did anything aside from oral or masturbation.

„Looking back, I have no regrets about any of it. I don’t think it defined my sexuality, because I still identify as straight. It was a good experience, and I wouldn’t change anything.“

11. This hookup after a buddy came out as bi:

„When I was 13, one of my best friends told me he was bi. Later that night at his house, we were watching a movie and he started playing with my crotch with his feet, and ended up unzipping my pants. He asked if he could give me a blowjob and I said sure. He did, but I couldn’t give one to him because it was too weird for me at the time. That was my first sexual experience in general, let alone man-on-man experience. I didn’t end up having sex with a girl until I was 18, five years after that gay experience.“

12. This ~ride~ home:

„One of my high school best friends is gay. One time I gave him a ride home and he jokingly said, ‚I’d offer to blow you but my tits are in the shop.‘ I was 18 and probably just hearing ‚tits‘ was enough to get me hard. So I unzipped my pants and took my dick out kind of joking, kind of not. He started sucking and I kept driving until we got close to his house and he told me to pull over and I blew my load in his mouth and then he said he was going to eat my ass. He got out of the car, walked around to the driver’s side and opened my door. I got out and leaned onto my car and he ate my ass for a long time. This was on a suburban cul-de-sac (he loves puns so maybe that was part of his plan). Anyway it was unreal. It felt so good my legs were shaking. I kinda came again but there wasn’t much and he said, ‚You don’t have any more for me?‘ And I thought that was so hot that someone wanted my cum that much.

„I finished driving him home and stayed up all night kind of grossed out, but not? Also I’m embarrassed to admit I worried about AIDS. I was so nervous to see him at school. But he claimed not to remember anything ’cause he was drunk. He wasn’t that drunk though. Nothing like that has happened since.

„We’re still friends; he’ll be a groomsman in my wedding next year. No girl has ever offered to eat my ass. I’ve met a few of his boyfriends and wonder if my dick is bigger than theirs. This all makes me sound pretty gay but I’m really not.“

13. This longtime friendship with benefits:

„We were friends that had known each other since first grade. About the time we were 10 or 11, we changed in front of each other and started to compare body parts. The two of us comparing body parts continued to grow, and as we grew into our adolescent years we began feeling each other, experimented with hand jobs, blow jobs, and we ended up going all the way. We were each other’s firsts for everything sexually speaking, and it started out as just being curious and figuring out what felt good sexually.

„My friend and I still remain friends to this day. While we were experimenting, we would both talk about what we were doing with each other, and say that we both liked girls and didn’t feel gay, but we were confused about why we would always do homosexual things with each other. He was the only guy I have ever hooked up with, and as far as I know, I was the only dude he’s hooked up with. The sexual things we did together stopped soon after high school, and we haven’t brought it up since.“

14. This epic blow job that has you wondering if you’re straight after all:

„Me and my friends were out at the pub last Wednesday, and we miiiiight have drunk a bit too much. One thing led to another and we were talking about how long it had been since each of us had sex. We joked about giving each other blowjobs, and one of my friends happened to be gay. He leaned over and whispered he was going to give me the best blowjob of my life. Because I was so drunk, we went to the bathroom together. I have to say it was a pretty good blowjob.

16. This effective stress-relief strategy:

„For me it happens spontaneously when stressed. I go through most of my life not even considering gay sex, then I get some kind of stress, usually work-related. Next thing I know I’m literally bumping into guys cruising for sex and I’m almost on gay autopilot. Afterwards I usually feel less stressed but guilty as well.“

17. This visit to a gay spa:

„I’ve never been attracted to men, but I was curious for a long time about what it’d be like to play with another person’s cock. Eventually I ended up visiting a gay spa and sucking off some random guy through a gloryhole.

„I think my strongest memories were of being surprised at how warm his cock was and how strongly I could feel his pulse through it. I also had variations of ‚I can’t believe I’m doing this‘ running through my head for most of the time, but that just made it better in a strange way.

„Basically, it was a fun experience. It didn’t teach me anything about my sexuality that I didn’t already know, but it certainly satisfied my curiosity.“