courtesy Rachel Levine“On the Edge 4

courtesy Rachel Levine“On the Edge 4

Erotic photography in time for Valentine’s Day

Peter Keresztury is an art show producer who has noticed a recent trend: bondage.

The creator of “On the Edge 4,” an erotic photography show and sale this weekend at SOMArts Cultural Center, says when “50 Shades of Grey” hit the best-seller list, awareness and interest in bondage and fetish increased.

“It’s getting to be more and more mainstream,” Keresztury says. “But before ‘50 Shades’ there was Marquis de Sade.”

Keresztury co-produces “On the Edge 4” with his wife, Deborah, who is also his business partner at Erotic Entertainment. Keresztury says the fourth annual show is, to his knowledge, the largest erotic photography show in the country, and perfect entertainment for Valentine’s Day.

Twenty-six artists, including Keresztury, are exhibiting about 450 photographs at the three-day event, which also features a pole dancing performance and a lingerie fashion show Friday night, and corset and fetish wear fashion shows Saturday night.

While bondage has been a popular topic in “On the Edge” works, Keresztury says the show also offers “some nice fine art nudes too, displaying the beautiful female body.”

He adds: “It’s a mix. I ask the photographers to show the full range of their work.”

“On the Edge” exhibits boudoir and soft erotica, hardcore and everything between.

Keresztury, who focuses on fine art nudes in his own photography, admits that digital advancements and Photoshop have made the art form more accessible than it used to be.

“I remember going in the dark room and developing and trying to do light manipulation in the dark room,” Keresztury says. “It’s so easy now with digital. I think as soon as the camera and film was developed, they were taking pictures of nudes — that was definitely one of the first things.”

Keeping in mind that the erotic category may not be for everyone, Keresztury notes that “On the Edge 4” has a disclaimer and warning posted outside the venue. At the same time, he says, “It’s going to be a wonderful experience for first-time viewers.”

IF YOU GO

On the Edge 4

Presented by Erotic Entertainment

Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.

When: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $10

Contact: (415) 863-1414, www.eroticartevents.comArt & MuseumsartsDeborah KereszturyErotic photographyOn the Edge 4

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

From left, California state Sen. Milton Marks, Sen. Nicholas Petris, Assemblyman John Knox and Save San Francisco Bay Association co-founders Esther Gulick, Sylvia McLaughlin and Kay Kerr watch Gov. Ronald Reagan sign the bill establishing the Bay Conservation and Development Commission as a permanent agency in 1969. (Courtesy Save The Bay)
Sixty years of Saving San Francisco Bay

Pioneering environmental group was started by three ladies on a mission

Temporary high-occupancy vehicle lanes will be added to sections of state Highway 1 and U.S. Highway 101, including Park Presidio Boulevard, to keep traffic flowing as The City reopens. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Transit and high-occupancy vehicle lanes coming to some of The City’s busiest streets

Changes intended to improve transit reliability as traffic increases with reopening

Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Proposal for major expansion of safe sleeping sites gets cool reception in committee

Supervisor Mandelman calls for creation of more temporary shelter sites to get homeless off streets

A surplus of	mice on the Farallon Islands have caused banded burrowing owls to stay year round instead of migrating, longtime researchers say. <ins>(Courtesy Point Blue Conservation Science)</ins>
Farallon Islands researchers recommend eradicating mice

The Farallon Islands comprise three groups of small islands located nearly 30… Continue reading

Once we can come and go more freely, will people gather the way they did before COVID? <ins>(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
What happens when the pandemic is over?

After experiencing initial excitement, I wonder just how much I’ll go out

Most Read