Look at it one way and the college boys in Nathaniel Welch‘s photo book Spring Broke are the binge-drinking, depraved products of a society whose privileged children are out of control. Look at it another way and these testosterone-fueled pre-men are living out a decades-old rite of male
bondage bonding, sexual exploration, and independence.
Whatever your perspective on the fetishization of fucked-up frat boys, it’s hard not to ogle the tangle of sunburned flesh engaging in an erotic quest to get as plastered as possible. While much of Welch’s 120 pages lingers on bikini-clad babes, it’s the guys gone wild that got my attention. Looks like this was published in April but I hadn’t been aware of it till now.