30 Hallucinatory and Erotic Self-Portraits by Baz Here
By Christopher Harrity
The Temptation of Saint Baz
Baz Here is a fine art photographer and musician living in downtown Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited at the Hive, Los Angeles, as featured resident artist; the Getty Center, Pop-up Gallery, Los Angeles; Out There, Gallery 82, West Hollywood; Gallerie Sparta, West Hollywood; LACDA, Los Angeles; Gay Downtown L.A. Artwalk Pop-up Gallery; and Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles. It will also be featured in Art Share L.A. this fall. He was also featured in The Cultural Weekly. Baz lives with his creative partner, Bambi, and his dog, England.
What Baz says about this series, "The Temptation of Saint Baz":
“I am obsessed with the beauty, the odd — the uncomfortable, and the danger. I feel safe in the shadow but am always leaping toward the light. In this series, I explore my sexuality, my shame, and my self-judgment. I transform ordinary spaces into a theater stage. Light helps me tell the story by using color and spotlight to illuminate aspects of the psyche. I am interested in watchers and saviors and the weightiness they impose. Look into the shadows; often they will be your teacher.”