Brick's subject matter usually shows men held in detention and subjected to various indignities (and occasionally much worse!). His captives are often hyper-masculine with big, muscular and very hairy bodies. He makes their maltreatment as humiliating as possible. For such a beast to be carried around while naked and helplessly trussed is a simple but powerful example. This image showing a kidnapped cop being transported naked between punishments stokes the erotic imagination very nicely!
'Rookie Cop' starring the unlucky Officer Ricci, was one of the products of Brick's extended collaboration with writer 'Boi Bill' aka Steve McHalperin. If you search Brick's work you'll also find images he produced for other stories by the same author 'Brick and The Mad Scientists' and 'Russian Reform School' (RRS).
|Brick - Military Trainer|
|Brick - Come In|
|Brick - RSS Trolley|
Brick also uses the threat of what is about to happen in this picture, it's being revealed to one horrified captive and demonstrated to his comrade who is the next man in line. The array of implements on the shelves behind them hint of much more to come for them. I wonder whose shorts are they? The yellow shirt hints that these two have just arrived from the normal world outside - their captors garb suggests they might be a pair of hapless hikers who took the wrong path. Brick places his characters in locations so that the viewer can imagine a story not just the enactment of a fetish.
|Brick - No Eye Witness|
We're back with the Kidnapped Cop here. He's being stored and punished in a glass box barely big enough to contain him. The holes in the lid and drain tube at the bottom hint at some sort of watery ordeal in the offing. For me however Brick's image brings out most convincingly the sheer humiliation of a strong man being compelled to accept degrading treatment. In other images by Brick the punishment boxes take the form of cages, fridges, hot cabinets and even ovens.
|Brick - Precinct 69, Crime Hurts|
This picture sums up many of the qualities I have mentioned above, hunky men, humiliating transport, sexy clothing, painful punishment and loss of identity in a pseudo-institutional process.
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