Over the course of a year, Kent visited Japanese love hotels and ryokans (a Japanese inn) hoping to capture a kind of intimacy which comes with knowing your subject; the shared amity that allows a certain vulnerability to show through. His capturing of the carnality of sex is brought together with the delicacy which intimacy, no matter the type, intrinsically demands. In some photos, his models are bound and constrained. Yet, his work invariably pays some homage to the delicacy of nature.
Each photo contains a flower or plant of some sort—whether it be printed on a slinking kimono or depicted on a tile in the background of the shot. While these touches are often subtle, Kent brings the concept full circle in photographs where the flower is really the central focus. In one such instance, an asiatic lily is placed innocently between his subject’s legs—her body is bathed in red light, adding a somewhat garish feel to something that gives the impression of being demure, despite the actual subject matter.