was astonished and delighted to see [WLTF’s] staggeringly eclectic
portfolio of erotic photographs. This is exactly the explicit vision of
bisexual responsiveness that I have been endorsing for my entire public
life. It is, in fact, what an honest study of the history of art would
and should lead anyone to. I love your exciting global project and send
you the very best wishes for it."
Camille Paglia @ Salon.com
WLTF is an original, international
project without precedent that I run and edit independently with some
help from very talented people from around the world.
It is an online project that will also become a publication on paper.
I call it a magazine, but prefer to use it in inverted commas "magazine",
because it is more than that, it is a gallery, a network, a platform,
a publication and much more. I couldn't find a good enough term that could
encompass everything, so magazine seemed like a good enough way to describe
WLTF is aimed purely at art photography and ideas that are about or deals
in some way with sexual desire without being purely pornographic.
WLTF is about the subjective expression of our inner-most desires and
all of the different readings that the juxtaposition of images and ideas
can potentially generate.
Every online issue is dedicated to images only, and all of the work is
edited in juxtaposition as opposed to linear editing by author. The print
version will also have
interviews, features and articles.
For the online version I collect a diverse range of images from the Internet,
with the authors' permission and collaboration. The central concept of
WLTF is to explore a notion of sexuality that goes beyond issues of gender
and sexual preference. In its first 2 years of life WLTF has attracted
contributors from all over the globe, which gives it a very strong international
is the editorial concept of the magazine?
WLTF is the main and only editorial concept of the magazine, it’s
just that simple.
does WLTF mean?
Well, It’s a play on the old WLTM dating acronym...
you can work out the rest yeah? No? Ok, it means Would Like To Fuck.
it a porn magazine?
WLTF is primarily about desire, sexual desire, so does that make it porn?
I don't know... The images are about what the contributors would like
to fuck, but that could be anything, it could be human, animal, vegetable,
object or anything else. It’s about desire, that’s it, desire
and all of its subjectivity. Contributors just have to use their imagination
and be honest about what their fetishes and fantasies are.
The magazine features mainly images of sexy people and their fantasies,
photographed by sexy people and their fetishes. Once it is published it
will be a beautifully printed sexy art publication for the discerning
it a homo magazine?
No, it’s not homo or straight, or bisexual for that matter. I like
the term omni-sexual or a sexuality that is present in everything, everywhere.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then sexiness is in
the mind of the beholder.
if I want to contribute?
Look at the brief for each edition and send in some images (1 to 6), low
res for online publishing, and you don’t have to be an artist or
photographer. You can send photos that were made with any type of image-making
device. Have a look at the online issues and you will get the idea. The
format of the paper magazine will be small - B5. It will be printed on
ivory paper, in full colour.
only work we won’t print are images that don’t fit into the
concept of the magazine, and images that could be deemed illegal and/or
offensive. The rest is fair game. Just use your common sense.
also bear in mind that we don't censor images, or expect them to adhere
to standards of "good taste", in fact we think good taste is
one of the greatest enemies of free flowing creativity, but also, we will
only publish what we like.
is the publisher?
At the moment there is no publishing house involved, WLTF is an independent
project run by independent minded creative people. We started with the
first issues online in order to show the world our ideas and to raise
interest from prospective sponsors so that we can go to print.
My name is Rodrigo Novaes and I live in Berlin but I
grew up in London, where I lived for most of my life. There I did a Bachelor
Degree and a Master Degree in visual arts. I moved to Germany in 2009 and I am studying for a Phd in Media and Communication at www.egs.edu.
I get paid if my images are published?
Well, for the first issues no. We look for contributors who are willing
to allow their images to be published for no fee. However, we want contributors
to grow with the project and eventually WLTF will pay a reasonable fee
for contributions. All contributors have links to their sites and full
credits. WLTF doesn't keep any of the copyright for images used, that
remains full property of the author.
are you still interested? Then start by sending me some images, or by
telling someone who you think might be interested.
images to: submit[at]wltf-mag.com