“Ecstatic, orgasmic communion with the city.”
“Fucking New York offers a thoroughly exciting, provocative and playful take on the absurd relationship between New Yorkers and their city. With a subtle sense of humor and seductive play of light and shadow, the empty streets of New York themselves become protagonists of this magnificent book.”
“It's a striking tribute to the passion and hustle that makes the city tick.”
“Que se passe-t-il quand les villes font l’amour? Fucking New York est l’aboutissement d’une série de photos où les femmes prennent leur pied dans la ville du tout possible.”
“Every once in a while someone comes out with something that makes you bite your lip in both attraction and envy, like goddamn, thank you. This is how we feel about Nikola Tamindzic’s newest book Fucking New York.”
“Take-charge, don’t-give-a-fuck women coping a feel, licking, sucking, and writhing against fire hydrants, on police cars, with brownstone lions, along grungy sidewalks, and against filthy windows — all gorgeously shot and styled. The fucking, which plays on the city as a voyeuristic candy land, is abstract, playful, strange, beautiful, ecstatic, and occasionally downright possessed.”
"New York is a disgusting, dirty, rude, unpleasant city, and we who live here and love it want it in us, on us, and about us. At once an epithet, an exhortation, a desire, and an active state, Fucking New York is a dizzy swirl. The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down, and the women are humping concrete all over town."
"We still live in a world where women being seen as sexual beings is a struggle. We’re seen as objects, but not as equals in many realms, most notably our sexuality. This is a problem. We’re just as sexual as men and our desire for pleasure is just as important. Nikola Tamindzic knows this; he’s created a work of art that speaks volumes and comments on a social stigma that needs to be destroyed. The heart of the matter is that women like to fuck. And some of us like to fuck New York."
“Unprecedented is the word... a dreamlike trance of celebratory sexual solidarity... a silent, organic declaration of female empowerment. As if the term ‘male gaze’ had been buried definitively in a time capsule for a 100 years, to be mocked and laughed at a century later, along with the countless galleries and magazines across America who serve up feminism as a commodity on a daily basis in order to cash in and sell product to a hyper-charged, fad-obsessed, click-bait addicted, super-sensitive swath of confused, guilt-ridden consumers.”
“He's certainly nabbed our curiosity.”
What exactly is FUCKING NEW YORK about?
FUCKING NEW YORK is about fucking New York.
FUCKING NEW YORK is the idea that when you live in New York City, you’re in a relationship with it, turned up to eleven. If this is true—if you’re in a relationship with the city—then what would sex with the city look like? What would it feel like? How would you fuck New York?
The initial images from the series were released in 2013 and immediately garnered attention from the press including Refinery29, Gothamist, PDN, Animal New York, and many other international media outlets. Within weeks FUCKING NEW YORK gained a worldwide following. What started as a summer project on the Lower East Side suddenly grew into a life-changing juggernaut spanning four years, bigger and better than I could've ever imagined.
FUCKING NEW YORK brought together New Yorkers of all ages, shapes, sizes, social, and ethnic backgrounds. Those people brought the mix of intense carnality and playful humor I was looking for, and helped breathe life into FUCKING NEW YORK.
In addition to the photographs themselves, the book will also feature two conversations about the book, its inspirations, and the issues it raises. I chose to talk to one woman and one man: artist Molly Crabapple, and writer Sasha Frere-Jones. It will also include an art piece by Stoya, titled FUCKING EVERYTHING. (Stoya is also featured on the cover of Collector's Edition, and inside all editions of the book.) Finally, more than 2/3 of the photos will be previously unreleased and exclusive to the book.
“You can't control these women.”
— Candice Fortin, activist, FUCKING NEW YORK participant
Why a physical hardcover book?
The internet has made it possible to enjoy many things from our computers and mobile phones; but there are still some things that cannot be replicated on a computer screen. A book, or an art print, resonates with the viewer in a deeper, more personal way. There is a personal investment involved by taking the time to turn the pages of a book and appreciate the tactile nature of the medium; time moves differently as you pause to admire the details in an image that you might have otherwise quickly scrolled past on a screen. This is also why FUCKING NEW YORK will not be available as a digital download.
FUCKING NEW YORK was conceived as a book from the very beginning. To ensure that the experience of exploring the pages matches the imagery contained inside, the book will be printed in Verona, Italy, at the same facility The Metropolitan Museum of Art prints their catalogs and whose printers are regarded as the best in the world.
By preordering via Kickstarter you can own a copy of FUCKING NEW YORK for a special advance price of only $65 until June 21. Very limited amounts may (or may not) be available afterwards, so the only way to reserve your own copy of the book is to preorder it before June 21.
Fucking New York GALLERY SHOWS:
“FUCKING NEW YORK”
The Hub Gallery Soho, New York, May 2016
“Girls! Girls! Girls!”
group show with Richard Kern, Jason Lee Parry, Kareem Black, Magdalena Wosinska, et al.
Max Fish Gallery, New York, September 2015
group show with Samantha Keely Smith, Fawad Khan & Christos Karantzolas
Wallplay Gallery, New York, April 2015
“The Classical Elements: A Photographic Interpretation”
group show with Spencer Tunick, Erica Simone, et al.
Kinfolk Gallery, Brooklyn, March 2015
“DIRTY: The Lovers' Hangover”
group show with Pasha Setrova, Reka Nyari, et al.
The Museum of Sex, New York, February 2015, group show
Dom Omladine, Belgrade, September 2013
group show with Elizabeth Waugh, Erica Simone, Natalie de Segonzac, et al.
Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, August 2013
“Dig the New Breed”
Anroy Gallery, London, September 2011
ON/OFF, Paris, October 2011