From Peeping Tom Pictorials to Rebelling Webcam Photoshoots

By: Shiori Mine - Published: Aug 16, 2012
Voyeuristic art explores the thrill and controversial behavior behind watching others engage in private, intimate acts. Being a part of something that is taboo is what makes the concept of voyeurism captivating to both artists and photographers, who constantly seek to push creative boundaries.

Whether it's seductive bedroom ads or candid photo series, voyeuristic art plays upon the idea of being watched by an unseen audience. Scenic backdrops like open windows, doorways left ajar and binocular-like compositions add to the mystery behind these artistic depictions. Voyeurism has existed long before technological innovations, with classical artists like Vermeer using similar compositions to create candid moments.

Voyeurism adds an unexpected and uncontrolled element to artistic concepts, which is part of why voyeuristic art is appealing to both the creator and gazer.