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Dick Pics with a Twist - A Soraya Doolbaz Interview

February 19, 2016
Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist and Editor-in-Chief.

If you’ve ever used a dating app, met someone on it, and chatted to them long enough, it is very probable that you got a nude pic from them at some point. Photographer Soraya Doolbaz was getting quite a lot of them, and we’re talking a specific kind here: dick pics. She was impressed with the aesthetic variety of these images, and the creativity of the men who took them, so she came up with an idea. Why not dress penises up and photograph them? And so, Dicture Gallery was born, and it is exactly what you think it is: a gallery of dick pics, wearing outfits.

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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – Frank Salami / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Adolf Clit Tickler

Dicks Pics with a Twist – Soraya Doolbaz and her Dicture Gallery of the Penis

Soraya Doolbaz is an Iranian-Canadian artist living in New York. She is interested in a Cock revolution, and she’s not afraid to portray it. Her entire body of work is based on pictures of penises, and you’d be amazed when you hear just how many of them she took so far. But the art of this photographer isn’t just about the images though – it is also about their titles, which are just as fun as the picture itself: Napoleon Boner Parte? Dicki Minaj? Adolf Clit Tickler? You’re bound to laugh. It seems this is Soraya Doolbaz’s main intention too – to make a joke about it all. But you’ll also guess that this is not all there is to it.

On her website, Soraya offers an overview of her dick pics, as well as The Dicture App, where you can upload a dick pic and dress it up yourself, moustaches, hats and accessories included. She’s also got a store, where you could get dick pic merchandise in form of t-shirts, calendars, mugs, party items, even fridge magnets. And because such an idea shouldn’t – and didn’t – go unnoticed, these photos also ended up being part of last year’s Art Basel in Basel. She’s got the thing going!

Why would someone take pictures of dressed-up dicks? We’ve all been wondering, and now it’s time we find out. Scroll down and have a listen with our conversation with Soraya Doolbaz in our latest series of interviews!

For more dick pics by Soraya Doolbaz, visit her Dicture Gallery!

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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – Napoleon Boner Parte / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Cumrad Stalin
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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – Fidel Cockstroke / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Old Dirty Nutz
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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – Benito Mussoweenie / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Donald “The Dick” Trump
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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – Dongye West a.k.a “Cockeezy” / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Dicki Minaj
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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – DJ Klause Cüm Gün / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Officer Hogster
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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – Here’s Willy / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Bradley Cocker
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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – Old Dirty Nutz / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Dong Dapper
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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – Old Saint Dick / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Rabbi Shaftstein
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Left: Soraya Doolbaz – Vladimir Foreskinski / Right: Soraya Doolbaz – Mr. Dickman
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Soraya Doolbaz inspired by Modlgliani at Art Basel in Basel
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Soraya Doolbaz at Art Basel in Basel
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Soraya Doolbaz after Modigliani and pin-up imagery
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Soraya Doolbaz after Lichtenstein and Picasso
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Soraya Doolbaz after Alfred Cheney Johnston and Ziegfield Girl
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Soraya Doolbaz

All images courtesy of the artist.