Larry Clark’s troubled life and the fractured lives of his friends provide the backdrop for the imagery in Teenage Lust. The photographs range from Clark’s self-portraits as a child growing up in suburban Tulsa through shots of the male street hustlers whom he met in Times Square in New York City in the early 1980s. Teenage Lust roughly chronicles the life of Clark and his close circle over the expanse of more than thirty years, documenting a segment of society that chose to opt out of the trappings and disappointments of the typical “American Dream.”
Untitled, from Teenage Lust serie
Vintage gelatin silver print, signed, dated