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Otterj is a provocative American photographer whose work documents his day-to-day antics. As his name suggests, Otterj draws his greatest inspiration from the slender, hairy, bearded, and often tattooed gay male subculture known as otters -- but not exclusively. The men in his photographs are unabashed exhibitionists looking for a place to fit into a gay culture that has increasingly turned its back on a sexually aware world where leather and cruising are forms of liberation.
Otterj has worked extensively with the queer party producer Honcho, whose underground queer sex-positive aesthetic fits well with Otterj's vision. In addition to photographing several of its parties, he has hosted several blowouts on his home turf in Denver.
Additionally, his work has been featured in Butt magazine as well as a number of galleries coast-to-coast. Otterj can be found on the web at Otterj.com, where you can see more of his work and order merchandise, including his popular T-shirts and calendars.
All photographs (c) copyright Josh Olsen / Otterj.