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Brandon Botes- Obscene Interiors

01.8.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum


We never really thought of vintage porn as a source of inspiration for set design, but since we found these Obscene Interiors by South African artist Brandon Botes it makes perfect sense. These photos seem to perfectly capture what someone’s house looked like in 1970 something. In fact, don’t be surprised when 6 months from now you see an ad with this exact same set. What’s really fascinating of course, is that these feel like a really dirty ipod ad. Insert new apple product joke here. Oh wait.

7 Responses to “Brandon Botes- Obscene Interiors”

  1. Essie Says:

    Great find, could make for an interesting valentine’s day present. Can’t seem to find a website for the artist though, do you know of one?

  2. Alex Jones Says:

    My only question is whether this violates fcc guidelines because if it doesn’t… bowchicawowow… it’s on

  3. Alex Jones Says:

    it seems like the silhouettes are applied to photos rather than using cutouts, does anyone know?

  4. Jeff Beddoes Says:

    Very cool, thanks for the link Kellis

  5. Ron Says:

    How sad. That is one obscenely deformed person with six limbs!

  6. Justin Says:

    FYI – this concept of removing the figures from porn began with a feature called “Obscene Interiors” on my website in 1999 and was covered shortly after by The New York Times and other publications. My collection of online male personal ads with the figures grayed out became a book, “Obscene Interiors: Hardcore Amateur Decor” published in 2004 by Baby Tattoo.
    This Brandt Botes person (aka Von Brandis) you’ve mentioned was clearly “inspired” by my work.

  7. obscene_interiors.jpg Says:

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