[NSFW] This Is Nuts: Meet the Penis Fashion Photographer

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The next time you're having a rough day thinking about how all your photography is looking the same, the competition is stiff, and bookings are down, remember that there are photographers out there taking pictures exclusively of the male anatomy and translating those into $10,000 limited edition prints.

You're probably thinking, "that's ridiculous, and why would that make me feel better?" Well, Soraya Doolbaz and her phalllic fashion photography are proof, not only of the "American dream," but that there's money to be made anywhere and everywhere. Her story begins in her own words:

I was born in Iran and now I live in New York. Back when I was single, I would get a ton of dick pics and my friends would get them, and we would show them to each other and some dick pics were better than the other ones, and I thought, 'what if I took them with a professional camera?' And then I was walking through a Walmart and I saw a couple of dolls. I just kind of put two and two together and thought I could create a personality out of penises.

And thus after some experimentation and word of mouth began the Dicture Gallery. It wasn't long before she was featured at Art Basel, a major contemporary art fair held every year in Miami Beach. She eventually received a fan base large enough to support a product line that includes adult novelty items. All I can say is good for her! She should be an inspiration to us all, and a reminder of a prime concept in marketing which is to specialize, specialize, specialize. Don't just be a wedding photographer. Be a wedding photographer that specializes in same-sex weddings, or shooting film, or only delivering black and white photos. Don't just be a commercial photographer. Be a commercial photographer that only shoots marijuana. Specifying your niche seems counterintuitive at first. After all, why would you not want to collect as much money from different sources as possible? When you focus on things, they become your passion. You don't just do them, you do them as well as can be done. You become an expert. You become the name in your field. While there aren't many dedicated cat photographers, if you're in the scene, you know the one guy to go to. He gets a lot of business.

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Norbert Tukora's picture

Well, she's not dicking around I guess...

Sean Molin's picture

Or... she... is? Dicking around? I dunno.

Kyle Medina's picture

or a new meaning of being Honey-Dicked?

Karl-Filip Karlsson's picture

That was she said ^^ ..sorry could not resist ! :D

David Vaughn's picture

Like I said on an article last year featuring her work (or someone who did the same concept; can't remember), I'm glad it's tongue-in-cheek. Or dick-in-leather-coat. Whatever idiom you prefer.

Justin Haugen's picture

Hard job. But I imagine the competition isn't very stiff for that niche.

hard job indeed :)
for the model :p

Patryk M's picture

I see what you did there sir :)

Leigh Miller's picture

She should get ready for..."stiff" competition now that her work is out.

Brett Martin's picture

This was an SNL skit last season I believe. Included tiny props like small cans of Coke for "size reference"

Ben Perrin's picture

So much innuendo... Thanks for the laugh Sean.

Her last name is "Doolbaz" and that means "Dick Player" in persian!!! She is so in love with penises I guess.

Anonymous's picture

ur right.and she is persian.she says in her video she was born in iran lol
http://www.dicturegallery.com/

N a t's picture

Not impressed with the title. This site seems to love the 'NSFW' tag. Clickbait I guess.

Sean Molin's picture

I certainly want people to click on my articles, so I unashamedly write them with a bit of panache for time to time, but it's certainly not click-bait in the technical sense since I'm not being ambiguous in the content. If it read "you won't believe what this photographer does to penises," then there's no question that it's cheap bait. Also, it says "NSFW" because it's definitely not safe for (most) work, and in the 25 articles I've written for Fstoppers thus far, this is only my second tagged as such. Overall, I don't see that many NSFW articles posted here, all things considered.

so who wants a new DP (Dicpic)???

Julien Miscischia's picture

I really don't know what to say...

steve the lacky's picture

please explain, what the fuck am i doing wrong, is she really selling her prints for 10 grand, i think my work is pretty darn good and i cant sell shit. Who the fuck does she know,

Sean Molin's picture

Right place, right time. Also, girl. Also, New York City.

steve the lacky's picture

so i guess that pretty much the right thing to say about everything, she is just lucky and her idea took off. I thought i was in a good nitch of photography but it seems i am the dope driving around wasting money and gas and wear and tear on my car for fun (well to me anyway) and not getting a red cent!! .... But what i can say is I am having a kickass time doing so, beats all the other shit i used to do for money, now at least i am enjoying what i am shooting and stocking a good amount of footage that might or might not turn into something and if it doesnt ,I am still OK with that since its all on my terms , HAHAHAHA the people i have been meeting and hanging around with have been the coolest too, not like the dicks shes with HAHAHHAAHAH

Anonymous's picture

When I figure out what "art" is, I'll let you know. Don't hold your breath waiting for an answer, though!

Fedya Zavodylenko's picture

Is this happening only in USA?! I'm really speechless... Like wow man what's next poop ?!

Sean Horton's picture

Shit pics are the new dick pics.

michael buehrle's picture

hope it wasn't too cold in the room.

Not to be a dick, but don't you mean "Specialize"?

I'm sure when she pitched the idea of taking professional dick pics, her friends asked "How hard would that be?"

Sean Molin's picture

By "specify" I meant "specify target market," but I think you're right. "Specialize" certainly is probably a word that works better. Thanks for the feedback!

Howling Wolf's picture

Of all the things you can make money doing, this is among the weirdest.

Darragh Sinnott's picture

Not as weird as giving service to the adult baby fetish. That shit creeps me out.

Octavius Anthropas's picture

So has anyone actually gone and looked at these photos? I went to the Limited Editions section of her website and none of the LE prints I saw had anything remotely to do with the topic of this article. The galleries she has featuring the subject matter of this article are selling novelty-type items. Which is not surprising, considering that this is what her photography is...novelty. Not much in the way of art but I will grant that there are a lot of people out there that have money to waste on whatever they like so it's not surprising that there are photographers out there exploiting this and good for them, I guess. But this hardly newsworthy as evidenced by most of the pun and innuendo comments on this article. Good for a quick laugh I suppose, but inspiring? Surely you jest?

Sean Molin's picture

The *concept* is inspiring. And by that, I mean, throwing convention out the window, getting a crazy idea, and running with it. I'm certainly not inspired in the sense that I want to start taking professional dick photography seriously.

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