“The Agony & The Ecstasy”: Wild Photos Of Young Lovers Getting Off With One Another In The 1990s – Design You Trust

“The Agony & The Ecstasy”: Wild Photos Of Young Lovers Getting Off With One Another In The 1990s

Bob Carlos Clarke (1950–2006) was one of the 20th century’s great erotic photographers. Although he was born in Cork, Ireland – a place he once described as “no place for a libidinous adolescent” – he was educated in Britain at the prestigious private boys school Wellington College.

h/t: vintag.es

His series ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy’ is a photojournalistic recording of the traditional orgiastic spectacle of the private school ball: a place where boys and girls from the country’s elite schools come together to drink, to dance, and hopefully to snog and finger one another on the sofas. Clarke, the great voyeur, the provocateur, takes us down into a foam party in West London’s Hammersmith Palais that’s positively dripping with young lust, frustration and all those feelings we’re probably glad we’ve left behind.

“Watching from an indiscreet distance, I felt a twinge of voyeuristic guilt mixed with a sudden, poignant recollection of my own adolescent fumblings. Above all, I sensed the thrill of an anthropologist chancing upon the bizarre mating ritual of the children of the English upper middle class.” – Bob Carlos Clarke

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Best Pictures From The Royal Air Force Photographic Competition 2018
Spectacular Winning Photos of The Ocean Photography Awards 2021
Monica Belucci, Bianca Brandolini and Bianca Balti for Dolce & Gabbana, Fall 2012
French Artist Thierry Cohen Imagines What Cities Would Look Like If Lit Only By The Stars
Fine Art Photographer Captures Mesmerizing Fairytale Photos Of Women In Natural Landscapes
Wonderful Photos Of John F. Kennedy With His Children In Halloween Costumes In The Oval Office
Photographer Makes Incredible Macro Shots Of Insects And Wildlife Creatures
A Globe-Trotting Photographer Has Captured Some Of The World's Most Beautiful Roads
Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami
The Atlas of Beauty: Photographer Mihaela Noroc Provides a Rare Look at Women in North Korea
Beth Moon Photographs The World’s Oldest Trees Illuminated By Starlight
Above It All: The Aerial Tour Of California With Photographer Woody Woodworth
Beluga Whales: Play with me!
Gorgeous Photos Of Classic Beauties Taken From Between The 1940s And 1960s By Philippe Halsman
Before Smartphones And Computers Kids Had Real Fun
Amazing Award-Winning Photos Of The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2017 Contest
Fascinating Photo Manipulations And Advertising Photography By Christophe Huet
Wonderful Sunny Pics Document A Spring Break In United States In The 1980s
The Daily Adventures of a Strange Soul
Photographer Finds Charming Japanese Countryside Scenes that Look Right Out of an Anime
Ukraine In 1982: Soviet Odessa In Amazing Photographs By Ian Berry
This Is What Different Foods Look Like When Separated Into Monochromatic themes
Photo of the Day: Hard-working
Olivia Wilde for Modern Luxury