"Going by the motto, 'you can get closer to your subject one piece at a time', Warhol uses the Big Shot, which had been specially developed for portraits, to move in on his motifs until he was less than a meter away. The face and head are cut off as he focuses on the body, the genitals become the center-point...The camera overcomes the distance of the viewer, our immediate propinquity creates the impression that we are involved. Sexuality...is captured...without sensitive transfiguration or idealization of the subject; instead, his images express vehement primordial energy. Warhol was interested in women's faces but in men's bodies." (C. Heinrich on Warhols photographic work as quoted in Andy Warhol Photography, Exh. cat., The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, Hamburg, p. 14).