Long ago, I saw a film in college and later with Henri. “El Espinazo del Diablo” (The Devil’s Backbone) is a Spanish horror film by Guillermo del Toro, and the reference that inspired this photo.
Henri’s back has always been my most favorite part of his body. It wasn’t something that it evolved, like my adoration for his derrière. His back has always brought me comfort; strength when he wrapped his arms around me; and in soft light, his taunt skin shines luminescent. When I see it, I have a desire to cover it with scratches and bites or to caress my bare breast against it. I think of good and evil things when I see this part of his body, and the title sprung to mind with this contest in question and the correlation of the two.
I took the photo to show my most revered part of his body; I altered it with the spine to reveal the visceral core underneath.