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Philip Mond’s Porn Has Artistic Flair

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In a world full of cheesy pick up lines and stunt cocks, Philip Mond’s porn had artistic flair.

It is a rare instance when one watches an adult film for its artistic vision. I recently experienced such an instance while reviewing the work of legendary Penthouse photographer, director, and cinematographer, Philip Mond. A two time AVN award nominee and one time winner, he is known for his high concept “art-porn”. In the milieu of Andrew Blake and other contemporaries in this sub-genre, his work is full of creative imagery, interesting camera angles, and strangely costumed subjects. His films feature Penthouse Pets in a variety of strange and erotic situations; they are arousing and thought provoking at the same time.

Born in the Netherlands, Mond graduated the prestigious Netherlands Film and Television Academy, part of premier Dutch Arts University, the Amsterdamse Hogeschool Voor de Kunsten (Amsterdam School of the Arts) in 1975. Rising through the ranks as an adult photographer, he soon became an irreplaceable part of the Filthy Gorgeous Empire. His still photographs are timeless, emphasizing the natural beauty of his subjects. He branched out into film and video in 1993 as cinematographer in the documentary, The Making of the Carousel Girls.

He transitioned into directing in the 1996 feature, Sex Off the Runway, starring a bevy of Penthouse Pets such as Mimi La Croix and Gina Lorin, among others. His follow up effort, Zazel: The Scent of Love (1997) scored him the 1998 AVN award for best cinematography in an adult feature. His innovative costume design, use of creative makeup, and tongue in cheek symbolism earned him accolades as an innovator in art-porn. IMDB lists Zazel as the twenty-ninth top rated adult films of all time. He directed three other experimental videos, Penthouse: The World of Philip Mond (1999), Insexts (2006), and Sinema (2007). Some reviewers criticized his first independent feature, Insexts for delving too deeply into the concept. The film features models having sex in elaborate insect costumes, such as bees and butterflies. I personally found it hilarious. He immediately bounced back from the critics, being nominated for Best Director and Best Videography at the AVN awards for Sinema.

I watched several scenes from his library, and the imagery is striking. In Zazel, we are transported into a fantasy world where Penthouse Pets have stylized orgies with a male angel, his wings spread against a wall. A woman with a tiger’s face painted on her buttocks rides a man, making it appear as if he is being devoured. In one scene, a lesbian shaves her friend’s vagina before it is tattooed in a manner similar to Asian Eyes’ Geisha Tattoo Girls series; of course this was followed by an orgy. In Insexts, gorgeous, pouty lipped models don fetish insect costumes and engage in Sapphic delights, a butterfly jerks off a pill-bug, and a bee fellates a dragonfly, all set to pulsating techno music. Philip himself performs in this very strange video.

 

Philip Mond Merchandise

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Buy PENTHOUSE HOT TALK SEP. 1994 PHILIP MOND

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Buy $0.75 PHILIP MOND NUDE EROTIC MODEL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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Buy PENTHOUSE 1991-09 PRODUCTION ART FULL PHOTO & MAGAZINE VINNI, SASHA

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Buy $0.75 TINA #6 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

He married one of his models, Gina Mond, in 2005. Gina Mond is an absolutely gorgeous and voluptuous woman. She sports a new wave, BDSM look and specializes in double penetration and gang bang scenes. Philip directs and films many of her scenes, in which she engages in massive orgies with partners of both sexes. He acts as her manager in her continuing modeling career. They co-own a production company, PGP productions along with a silent third partner. They are considered a power couple in the realm of high end smut. The couple resides in Palm Beach, Florida.

It appears that he has, at least for now, abandoned film in favor of a return to photography. Yet to this day, his work remains some of the most creative in the realm of adult video. I, for one, would like to see a new feature from this man. He is truly an artist.

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