Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Gay photos show Christ’s Passion

“Judas Kiss” by Robert Recker

A homoerotic vision of Christ’s Passion has been created by German photographer Robert Recker.

“Judas Kiss,” pictured above, shows the moment of betrayal when Judas uses a kiss to identify Jesus to the soldiers who will arrest him. In Recker’s version, Jesus looks stunned, like a deer caught in the headlights, as a dark-skinned Judas kisses his cheek.

Recker’s gorgeous, transcendent “Passion of Christ” series includes the Last Supper, Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, Jesus praying while his disciples sleep around him, Judas throwing away the coins silver coins he received for betraying Jesus, and Jesus carrying his cross.

Based in Berlin, Recker contributes regularly to the European press and media world with portraits, fashion, editorial and fine arts photography. The Passion photos originally appeared in the French gay magazine PREF’s May/June 2007 issue.

To see Recker’s whole “Passion of Christ” series, go to, click on “mode,” and then click on “passion.”

Update in April 2011: For another artist's view of the subject, click here to see "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a series of 24 paintings by Douglas Blanchard.

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Kittredge Cherry said...

This photo is getting lots of comments on the Jesus In Love Facebook Page Facebook page. Here's a typical one:

"more likely would be a dark skinned Jesus being betrayed by a light skinned Judas"
--Mark McKenzie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photographs! I think Jesus would like them.

Anonymous said...

Why GAY?

There is nothing gay in the photos.

The pictures show scenes of the passion story photographed in an unusual, beautiful, atificial way.

The gay thing is just viewers interpretation...

Anny said...

Anyone know the name of the model representing Jesus?

Kittredge Cherry said...

Anny, you can find out the model’s name by contacting the artist, Robert Recker. Use the link to go to his website and click “impressum” to get his contact (“kontakt”) info.