Document Journal
Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship
Photography by Laurence Ellis

Laurence  Ellis - **Document Journal**
Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship
Photography by Laurence Ellis
Laurence  Ellis - **Document Journal**
Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship
Photography by Laurence Ellis

Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship

Laurence  Ellis - **Document Journal**
Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship
Photography by Laurence Ellis

For Document's Summer/Pre-Fall 2021 issue, the iconic 'photosexual' and the performer-cum-writer share stories from the vanguard of art's erotic avant-garde

Laurence  Ellis - **Document Journal**
Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship
Photography by Laurence Ellis
Laurence  Ellis - **Document Journal**
Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship
Photography by Laurence Ellis

“I never was on stage in my life. The Peter Berlin image is only there because I connected my dressing up and feeling horny with a camera, and froze it in time.”

Laurence  Ellis - **Document Journal**
Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship
Photography by Laurence Ellis

“I had thousands of [men] over the period of my long life. I never had one woman…. For me, it would be sort of, like, if you want to have sex with a coffee table. I never would think of having sex with a coffee table.”

Laurence  Ellis - **Document Journal**
Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship
Photography by Laurence Ellis
Laurence  Ellis - **Document Journal**
Provocateurs Peter Berlin and Brontez Purnell on public sex, immortality, and the importance of self-authorship
Photography by Laurence Ellis

“I ran with a couple of party boys, and they died young. I didn’t think, for whatever reason, I would be this old. Not that I thought I would die, but I just never saw a whole lot of examples for it.”