Model Josh Button explores sadomasochistic themes in this editorial for the May 2011 issue of Paris-based Factice magazine. Photographer Lope Navo and stylist Sonny Groo combine creative forces for the steamy photo shoot, which features Button and his canine sidekick in a hot apartment.
Josh Button acts like someone waiting for his lover, preparing his obliques and shoulders with some side planks before donning a dog collar and skimpy briefs and laying next to a pair of strap-covered leather pants.
The Factice magazine editorial features a few thinly veiled, suggestive themes, but an overarching theme of brooding sensuality is perhaps most present. Groo's choice of all-black menswear and plenty of leather adds edginess without pushing the proverbial thematic envelope too far.