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09 Oct 15:00

Hauntingly Beautiful by Alexis Wood

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Hauntingly Beautiful by Alexis Wood
Photographer Alexis Wood has a great resume shooting for high-end and widely read fashion mags, but we love this new series she shot called "Hauntingly Beautiful" featuring model Annamarie Bartolozzi. Of course putting someone in the woods with a good photographer is going to make for a good shoot, but the use of facepaint and costume makes this particularly an interesting take on fine art and fashion photography.
18 Jul 18:30

You're A Rainbow!: Macro Shot Of A Hummingbird's Face

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macro-hummingbird-face-small.jpg Note: Larger version HERE in case you ever wondered if a hummingbird's stare can steal your soul (it can). This is the macro shot of a Green-Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird's face taken by photographer Chris Morgan while on vacation at the Bosque De Paz biological reserve in Costa Rica. You know, Mother Nature -- sometimes you are alright. I mean it's RARE, but when you do, it almost seems to make up for all the other horrible, horrible shit you do. I'll tell you what -- let's call a truce this weekend. You promise I won't find any spiders in my bedroom, and I won't do anything bad for the environment. "Wait -- are you burning car tires?" Haha, I had my fingers crossed you filthy forest nymph! Thanks to Carlo, who informed me hummingbirds are his fourth favorite kind of bird behind owls, eagles and falcons. Good information to know.
01 Sep 09:00

Coming soon to XCONFESSIONS: dirty movies and erotic lit!

by Erika Lust
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I’m so excited for this month’s Xconfessions releases because of the fantastic stories chosen from the anonymous posts on xconfessions.com, AND because I got to work with some familiar faces in some of the coolest sets imaginable.

For release on September 11th is Romance Bullshit: a dreamy sequence where Amarna Miller, a romance writer, throws herself into a fantasy after seeing the irresistible Ryan James emerging from the waves of Barceloneta like James Bond himself. It’s the perfect romance bullshit that will fly off the shelves – a runaway heiress and the golden boy who will show her the kind of joie de vivre she’s been so desperate to find. New to Xconfessions, Ryan James hails from Australia and made for the perfect seaside romance, complete with old-school glamour, along with the unparalleled Amarna Miller.

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This confession was inspired by one submitted by a woman in her 40s who recently discovered the allure of such romance novels … and with it, a new sexual awakening!
“In my late forties, I was behaving like a teenager! Was I crazy? Was I an idiot? Was I wasting time? Or was I, for the first time, knowing myself through erotic books & masturbation? I had more appetite for my husband too. All those silly stories I was reading were inflaming the desire for adventures in my own real life. I even wondered, would I dare to have a lover? This is my guilty pleasure: stupid, corny romance bullshit. I know these books are objectively NOT GOOD, and the sex depicted on them is NOT REAL. But I can’t stop.”

Then, on September 24th, comes the dark, sultry rendezvous filmed in my favorite movie theater here in Barcelona, Cinemes Girona. The French confession I picked was about a Parisian who plays the piano in an old cinema-turned-art house in the notorious Pigalle district. One of the partons has particularly caught his eye, and he fantasizes about a passionate tête à tête with a dirty movie playing in the background.

If you have seen my 2008 explicit documentary, Barcelona Sex Project, you may notice that one of the stars is in this Xconfession! Irina Vega has been a star of the local adult scene and I was SO excited to have her back on set … as well as her real life partner and fellow performer, Fenyx Santos. Their chemistry and passion are absolutely palpable, making Cinema X Pigalle one steamy production!

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To watch these new releases, and access the expanding catalog of Xconfessions films, go to xconfessions.com to sign up!

 

The post Coming soon to XCONFESSIONS: dirty movies and erotic lit! appeared first on ERIKA LUST.

15 Jun 22:00

bunnyriot: ©James Christopher

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15 Jan 16:34

Rather unknown but really special places on earth

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The Bastei Bridge in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany
Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Lake Chiemsee, Germany
Popeye Village in Mellieha, Malta
The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, located at the Villa Escudero Resort in the Philippines
Sidari, Corfu, Greece
Bellinzona, Switzerland
Spiral Staircase in Taihang Mountains, China
A nice corner in London, England, where new and old buildings meet!
Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Procida, Italy
The scarab beetle statue in Luxor, Egypt. The legend says that if you walk around the beetle counter-clockwise seven times, you will have good luck.
Bishop Castle in the San Isabel National Forest located North West of Rye, Colorado
Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, largely in Nev?ehir Province, in Turkey
Castillo de Colomares in Benalmadena, Malaga, Spain
Mount Ai-Petry at night, Crimea, Ukraine
The Sun Temple at Modhera in Gujarat, India
In front of the St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
Samos, Greece
Ragusa, Sicily
Wroclaw, Poland
The Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Wooden boats bridge, China
Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal
Again Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal, from the inside
Gloucester Cathedral n Gloucester, England. The cathedral has been used from as a location for the Harry Potter films.
Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands If you like this post, I’m going to make another! https://imgur.com/gallery/3Oebg/new <- here it is, I really really hope you like it!:) http://imgur.com/gallery/XzRNI/new <- the third one, thank you so much for your feedback! http://imgur.com/gallery/yO8yS <- YOUR list:) Please continue to write me messages about your secret places!
04 Jun 01:39

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards

by Christopher Jobson
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A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

At the age of 14, photographer Cory Richards had dropped out of high school and was technically homeless. His education, he says, was instead obtained through the observation of struggle. Through various forms of discomfort and adventure he would eventually become the first American to successfully summit an 8,000-meter peak in winter (Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II), and launch an incredible career in photography through the pages of National Geographic.

Brooklyn-based digital media company Blue Chalk recently sat down with Richards to discuss his motivations and driving desire to connect with the people he photographs. (via ISO 1200, PetaPixel)

20 May 11:25

Sanges Indecent Eye & Lyubimkin City Lights

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Marco Sanges' The Indecent Eye Exhibition - Fashion Photography Blog (FashionPhotographyBlog.com)Readers based in London may be interested in hearing that the Hay Hill Gallery, who represent a selection of internationally recognized contemporary artists, will be presenting a double exhibition from the 26th May to the 21st June, showcasing the photographic works of fashion photographer, Marco Sanges, entitled “The Indecent Eye”, and the architectural images of Alexey Lyubimkin, called “City Lights”.

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Marco Sanges and possess a matchless photographic eye that creates alluring photography echoing the works of art from the Byzantine, Surrealist and Gothic periods. Not only are his images reminiscent of art paintings but he has ability to transmute and infuse each subject matter with its own and distinctive vibrancy and energy.

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From developing and printing black and white photos in his uncle’s photographic lab, Sanges went on, in the pursuit of fashion, to become a photographer for Vogue Italia, before relocating to London where he presently resides. He has been exhibited worldwide, worked with clients such as Cutler and Gross, Agent Provocateur, Sunday Telegraph, Vogue, Trace, Elle, Dolce & Gabbana, and there is even a permanent collection of his work held in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in the United States.

Marco Sanges' The Indecent Eye Exhibition - Fashion Photography Blog (FashionPhotographyBlog.com)

With his exhibition, Marco Sanges invites the public to visit and open their imaginations. As a storyteller, Sanges photographs appear to look more like cinematic narratives, as though we are looking through the lens as the photographer tells his tale. Having been influenced by the silent films of the 1920’s and 30’s, his dark and enchanting images portray the frailty and strength of humanity, confronting the viewer with the conclusion that there can be a funny side to our own mistakes if you choose to see it. Magician, puppet master and photographer, Sanges takes you on a journey of mystique and romantic intrigue in “The Indecent Eye” exhibition.

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Having been provoked into deep thought by “The Indecent Eye”, you may wish to proceed through the “City Lights” exhibition in the same venue, displaying the architectural works of photographer, Alexey Lyubimkim. What can be described as love letter to the cities he shoots, revealing the tree and building lines as though they were part of the original city’s design blue-print. With a camera in hand, the lens is like a magnifying glass under Lyubimkim’s scrutinising eye that reveals what our naked eyes can’t see – an ever changing landscape.

Alexey Lyumbimkin's City Lights Exhibition - Fashion Photography Blog (FashionPhotographyBlog.com)

Born in Novosibirsk, Russia in 1963, Lyubimkim has worked as a professional architect, published the “Russian Gallery” art magazine, developed the growth of the Moscow’s Artist Center at Tretyakov Gallery and Savvinskaya Arts Center, was a founding member of London’s Hay Hill Gallery (where the exhibitions are held), and holds memberships in both the Russian Photo Artists Union and the International Journalist Union. His works have been sought after in private collections across the globe, including Russia, UK, Germany, Mexico and USA.

Alexey Lyumbimkin's City Lights Exhibition - Fashion Photography Blog (FashionPhotographyBlog.com)

How does architecture apply to fashion photography you may ask? Well, according to Alex Lyubimkin he says that “Architecture is the most stylish way of culture representation, and… like many people, I like to make my own discoveries. In this variety of city landscapes and cultural traditions no creative person can remain indifferent. I often carry my camera with me, which becomes my interpreter and even my partner… London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world for me.” Be inspired by the lines, shapes and bold use of color in Lyubimkin’s courtship of the cities he has photographed.

Lyubimkin pays homage to the old technique of tinting images but incorporates a variety of contemporary solero hues. This artist’s colour fascination embodies the double take turn of the head towards beauty in amidst the bustle of a metropolitan city, encouraging the viewer to take notice of their surroundings next time they step outside. He brings to the surface the sense of home and belonging, while making conscious of the world around us at a local scale.

Marco Sanges' The Indecent Eye Exhibition - Fashion Photography Blog (FashionPhotographyBlog.com)

To visit or find more information for both Marco Sanges’ “The Indecent Eye” & Alexey Lyubimkin’s “City Lights” exhibitions, the contact details for the Hay Hill Gallery are below:

Hay Hill Gallery

Address: 35 Baker Street, London W1U 8EN

Phone: 020 7486 6006

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10.30-6, Saturday 11-5

Website: www.hayhillgallery.com

Email: info@hayhillgallery.com

Marco Sanges' The Indecent Eye Exhibition - Fashion Photography Blog (FashionPhotographyBlog.com)

PHOTO CREDITS:

Pictures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 9: from Marco Sanges’ “The Indecent Eye” Exhibition

Pictures 6 & 7: from Alexey Lyubimkin’s “City Lights” Exhibition

25 Jun 09:51

Instant câlin

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19 Jun 01:22

TIGER GIRL by ~javierGpacheco on deviantART

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17 Jun 08:57

Daily Overwiew changes your perception of Earth

by Caroline Kurze
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Daily Overview is an amazing project that shares one satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth.

The project was inspired by the Overview Effect, which first described by author Frank White in 1987 as an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of Earth and mankind’s place upon it. They’re having a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

You can find out more about it in the video below. You can also follow the project via Instagram, Facebook or Tumblr.

All images © Satellite imagery courtesy of Digital Globe | Via: Bored Panda

20 Jun 18:13

dangerninja: New Instax Minis of the lovely Justine Marie for...

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New Instax Minis of the lovely Justine Marie for sale!  These are all one of a kind and signed by her.

$15 each (+$1 for shipping), or four for $50.  Email me at booking@dangerninja.com if interested in purchasing!

7-10 are sold!  Only six left!

18 Jun 07:00

Let Marcel Swann Tease You

by Editor@juxtapoz.com (Hannah Stouffer)
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Let Marcel Swann Tease You
Marcel Swann is a visual artist that we recently discovered. Having been born in Brazil and raised in Italy Marcel is currently based in Florence creating provocative and seductive images of pizza, youth and the ocean. 
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04 Jun 22:47

"Losing my grip." Self portraits.

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"Losing my grip." Self portraits.

07 Jun 14:29

Exhibition: ‘Feuerbach’s Muses – Lagerfeld’s Models’ at Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

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Exhibition dates: 21st February - 15th June 2014

Gallery of Contemporary Art

 

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From the sublime (Feuerbach) to the downright awful (Lagerfeld).

From gorgeous, sensitive portrait paintings of women, full of detail and texture, colour and stillness to what I would term soft-cock porn. Fashion influenced, hyper airbrushed faces; Saint Sebastian poses referencing classical ideals of male beauty (done so much more authentically and grittily by Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden), all staged in sylvan settings. Then printed onto silver- and gold-coloured fabric. Can’t wait to see that…

Not absolutely fabulous, just absolutely hideous.

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Many thankx to Hamburger Kunsthalle for allowing me to publish the art work and photographs in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

 

 

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Installation view of 'Feuerbach's Muses - Lagerfeld's Models' at Hamburger Kunsthalle

Installation view of 'Feuerbach's Muses - Lagerfeld's Models' at Hamburger Kunsthalle

Installation view of 'Feuerbach's Muses - Lagerfeld's Models' at Hamburger Kunsthalle

Installation view of 'Feuerbach's Muses - Lagerfeld's Models' at Hamburger Kunsthalle

Installation view of 'Feuerbach's Muses - Lagerfeld's Models' at Hamburger Kunsthalle

Installation view of 'Feuerbach's Muses - Lagerfeld's Models' at Hamburger Kunsthalle

 

Installation views of Feuerbach’s Muses – Lagerfeld’s Models at Hamburger Kunsthalle

 

Anselm Feuerbach. 'Nanna' 1864

 

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Nanna
1864
Oil on canvas
61 x 47.2 cm
© Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
Photo: Ursula Bohnhorst

 

Anselm Feuerbach. 'Studienkopf zur Stuttgarter Iphigenie [Study of a Head for Stuttgart Iphigenia]' 1870

 

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Studienkopf zur Stuttgarter Iphigenie [Study of a Head for Stuttgart Iphigenia]
1870
Oil on canvas
62.5 x 49.5 cm
© Museum Oskar Reinhart, Winterthur
Photo: SIK-ISEA (Philipp Hitz)

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Iphigenia (Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon was obliged to offer her as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on its way to Troy; Artemis rescued her and she later became a priestess.

 

Anselm Feuerbach. 'Poesie, Zweite Fassung [Poetry, Second Version]' 1863

 

Anselm Feuerbach
Poesie, Zweite Fassung [Poetry, Second Version]
1863
Oil on canvas
62 x 50 cm
© Kunstbesitz der Stadt Speyer
Photo: G. Kayser

 

Anselm Feuerbach. 'Lucrezia Borgia, Bildnis einer Römerin in weißer Tunika und rotem Mantel [Lucrezia Borgia, Portrait of a roman in white tunic and red cloak]' 1864/65

 

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Lucrezia Borgia, Bildnis einer Römerin in weißer Tunika und rotem Mantel [Lucrezia Borgia, Portrait of a roman in white tunic and red cloak]
1864/65
Oil on canvas
98 x 81cm
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. M.
Photo: Städel Museum – ARTOTHEK

 

Anselm Feuerbach. 'Nanna' 1861

 

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Nanna
1861
Oil on canvas
137.8 x 99.3 cm
© München, Bayerische
Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek
Photo: bpk I Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung

 

 

“From February 2014 the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting an unusual double exhibition on beauty, eroticism and the adoration of muses and models that brings together paintings by Anselm Feuerbach and hit her to unseen photographs by Karl Lagerfeld. In a similar way both Feuerbach and Lagerfeld seek an actualisation of an ideal of timeless beauty founded in the ancient world. The exhibition examines the cult of beauty, which stylises the model to an icon. Over forty works by Feuerbach, most of them from the years 1860-70, will be on show. They are loans from the Feuerbachhaus Speyer and from numerous German, Swiss and Austrian museums ad private collections. Karl Lagerfeld has created a series of around sixty black-and-white photographs specially for the exhibition. Mostly in large formats, they have been printed in a complex procedure onto silver- and gold-coloured fabric.

Anselm Feuerbach (1829-80) one of the most important German painters of the late nineteenth century, lived in Rome from 1856 onwards. The city, with its magnificent architecture and heroic surrounding landscape, was a place of yearning that seemed eligible like no other to revive the classical ideal of ancient times. Feuerbach devoted himself to antique subject matter, which he filled with imagination and personal feeling. This is most excitingly shown in the series of unique portraits, begunin 1860, which portray Feuerbach’s model and muse, Anna Risi, known as Nanna. Feuerbach painted Nana in a wide variety of roles and sensitively staged settings that reveal an almost cultic veneration for his model. When Nanna left Feuerbach in 1865, she was followed by Lucia Brunacci. Similarly to Nanna she matched the classical ideal of beauty of the time, with her Greek profile and thick dark hair. Lucia inspired Feuerbach to impressive portrayals of mythological themes that form the highpoint of his ouevre.

‘Happy is he whom the muses love’, wrote the Greek poet Hesiod, and sothe muses are a symbol of the higher power that is needed, according to the ancients, to be creative. The photographic series Modern Mythology (2013) by Karl Lagerfeld, explores the love story of Daphnis and Chloe, and shows models such as Baptiste Giabiconi and Bianca Balti, who have accompanied Lagerfeld in his work for several years. The story, by the poet Longus, tells of a boy and a girl who grow up without parents among shepherds and over the years develop a strong affection for one another. The narration has been taken up many times since the Renaissance. Lagerfeld’s photographs belong to a series of works by Pierre Bonnard, François Boucher or Aristide Maillol which present the ancient text as a symbol of the idyllic life. Karl Lagerfeld’s stagings were shot against the picturesque natural background of the South of France, and are the actualisation of an ancient theme.

The exhibition is accompanied by two publications: the catalogue on Anselm Feuerbach is published jointly with the Museum Wiesbaden and introduces Feuerbach’s paintings and drawings from an art-historical perspective; the second book combines Karl Lagerfeld’s photographs and Longus’s mythological narrative of Daphnis and Chloe in a bibliophile volume that will be elaborately produced by the publisher Gerhard Steidl.”

Curators: Professor Hubertus Gaßner and Luisa Pauline Fink

Press release from the Hamburger Kunsthalle website

 

Anselm Feuerbach. 'Das Urteil des Paris [The Judgement of Paris]' 1870

 

Anselm Feuerbach
Das Urteil des Paris [The Judgement of Paris]
1870
Oil on canvas
228 x 443 cm
© Hamburger Kunsthalle / bpk
Photo: Elke Walford

 

Anselm Feuerbach. 'Ruhende Nymphe [Resting Nymph]' 1870

 

Anselm Feuerbach
Ruhende Nymphe [Resting Nymph]
1870
Oil on canvas
112 x 190 cm
© Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Leihgabe Privatbesitz
Photo: Monika Runge

 

Karl Lagerfeld. 'Modern Mythology' 2013

 

Karl Lagerfeld
Modern Mythology
2013
© 2013 Karl Lagerfeld

 

Karl Lagerfeld. 'Modern Mythology' 2013

 

Karl Lagerfeld
Modern Mythology
2013
© 2013 Karl Lagerfeld

 

Karl Lagerfeld. 'Modern Mythology' 2013

 

Karl Lagerfeld
Modern Mythology
2013
© 2013 Karl Lagerfeld

 

Karl Lagerfeld. 'Modern Mythology' 2013

 

Karl Lagerfeld
Modern Mythology
2013
© 2013 Karl Lagerfeld

 

Karl Lagerfeld. 'Modern Mythology' 2013

 

Karl Lagerfeld
Modern Mythology
2013
© 2013 Karl Lagerfeld

 

Karl Lagerfeld. 'Modern Mythology' 2013

 

Karl Lagerfeld
Modern Mythology
2013
© 2013 Karl Lagerfeld

 

Karl Lagerfeld. 'Modern Mythology' 2013

 

Karl Lagerfeld
Modern Mythology
2013
© 2013 Karl Lagerfeld

 

 

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05 Jun 18:53

Jen Stark. Jen Stark meticulously cuts out thousands of sheets...

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Jen Stark meticulously cuts out thousands of sheets of paper to create her beautiful three dimensional sculptures.  Influenced by such things as black holes and other physics of the unknown, she uses an X-Acto knife and other common materials to create the stunning pieces.  See more below:

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04 Jun 05:54

Form by Gem Fletcher

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Creative photo series by Gem Fletcher – an award winning Art Director collaborating with Photographers across the world. Click here for the link.

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04 Jun 22:51

The camera is as subjective as we are

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Photographs by Lucyna Kolendo Title: Bertrand Russell Folkert
01 Jun 18:13

marie-caroline: Hana Rose in Winter Layers by Zeigeist

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Hana Rose in Winter Layers by Zeigeist

02 Jun 18:38

Summertime Nudes from Dan Martensen

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Summertime Nudes from Dan Martensen
Dan Martensen was born and raised in Pleasantville New York. He has been involved in the arts since childhood, picked up a camera at a young age and has since never stopped shooting. He studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design...
30 May 02:08

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP

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Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira (previously) recently completed work on his largest installation to date titled Transarquitetônica at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo. As with much of his earlier sculptural and installation work the enormous piece is built from tapumes, a kind of temporary siding made from inexpensive wood that is commonly used to obscure construction sites. Oliveira uses the repurposed wood pieces as a skin nailed to an organic framework that looks intentionally like a large root system. Because the space provided by the museum was so immense, the artist expanded the installation into a fully immersive environment where viewers are welcome to enter the artwork and explore the cavernous interior. Transarquitetônica will be on view through the end of November this year, and you can watch the video above by Crane TV to hear Oliveira discuss its creation.

01 Jun 19:26

"Just tell me which way you like that." Another throwback self...

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"Just tell me which way you like that." Another throwback self portrait set.

28 May 21:58

‘Oppressed Majority’, A Short Film About a Man Subjected To Gender Harassment In Female Dominated Society

by Lori Dorn
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Oppressed Majority (Majorité Opprimée), an incredibly powerful short film by Eléonore Pourriat, focuses on a vulnerable man who is relentlessly harassed and subjected to the sexism and gender-based violence of a female dominated world. Ms. Pourriat made the film in 2010 in an effort to awaken the sleeping voice of feminism.

In France five years ago people asked me if being a feminist was so contemporary. Today no one asks. The feminist fight is more important now. Five years ago I felt like an alien. Now my film is making a buzz because rights are in danger. You see that in Spain with abortion rights. The whole thing about marriage for all, the homophobia and sexism. It is like a black tide today in France. – The Guardian Women’s Blog

via Brain Pickings

27 May 17:01

There is an insect of the size of a human hand called Tree...

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There is an insect of the size of a human hand called Tree Lobster, and it can only be found in Ball’s Pyramid, in Australia.

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27 May 20:00

There's an Electric Skateboard For Commuters Hiding Inside this Backpack

by Andrew Liszewski
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There's an Electric Skateboard For Commuters Hiding Inside this Backpack

Unless you work at a subway station or a bus stop, public transit can only get you most of the way to work. The remaining distance you have to cover by foot, or just hold off on actually getting a job until the Movpak—an electric-powered skateboard that folds up into a backpack—is available.

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28 May 16:32

Paralyzed.

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Paralyzed.

28 May 21:37

Apollonia Saintclair 490 - 20140528 Le beau idéal (What men...

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Apollonia Saintclair 490 - 20140528 Le beau idéal (What men dream)

26 May 15:52

Pinturas Clássicas com Photoshop

by Jonathan Amoroso
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Lauren Wade, uma editora de fotos do site Take a Part, uso o Photoshop em diversas pinturas clássicas. Ela retocou obras, deixando-as com o “padrão FIFA de beleza exigido “de hoje. A Maga do Photoshop fez cinturas incrivelmente magras, braços mais finos, exterminou toda gordura não esquecendo de moldar seios fartos e simétricos. Sua ideia tem base em um apelo ou crítica a quantidade de retoques ”Adobe“, usados  nos corpos femininos para fotos em revistas e propagandas no geral. “Eu acho que é uma loucura a quantidade de retoque que as pessoas não percebem …’’

Lauren diz que já vivenciou muito e fez  esse tipo de trabalho “‘enganoso” e, infelizmente, esses anúncios servem para definir um padrão de beleza que não existe. Vide a  Scarletizinha nossa de cada dia, que ficou nua e continuo sendo gostosa, provando que não é Hollywood que define o que é belo. E antes que você pense que é um sacrilégio ou insulto fazer isso com as obras,  lembre-se que o mesmo pode ser dito para as ideias contemporâneas de beleza.

Aviso que abaixo contém peitinhos pintados a óleo. (Mas acredito que não seja um caso de NSFW :P )

 

Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1486

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Francisco Goya, Nude Maya, 1797–1800

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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Grande Odalisque, 1814

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Titian, Danaë With Eros, 1544

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Edgar Degas, La Toilette, 1884–86

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Por fim, há muito a ser discutido sobre o que é bonito, feio, desleixado, sexy sem ser vulgar e etc. E se você prefere mais gordinha, magrinha e peituda  lembre-se que gosto sempre vai ser é igual a c…  a toalha: cada um com a sua.

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06 May 14:32

Splendid Makeup Art from Russia

by Adriana de Barros
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black woman with painted face and yellow curlcue hair by Azaryan Veronica

St. Petersburg artist Veronica Azaryan informs me that the two close-up shots are studies and the rest are final images for various campaigns promoting Mousson Atelier’s high-end jewelry. She envisions everything from makeup to framing the shot, and the end result is remarkable with women painted in solid colors and some splattered with gold paint or sprinkled with colored pigments to create beautiful textures. Adding the makeup can take up to 4 hours, and although Azaryan often does it herself, she sometimes invites a hairstylist and makeup artist to help out. Above all these photos are her works of art that she states: “simply comes from the soul.”

purple face painting by Azaryan Veronicaintense portrait with paint powder by Azaryan Veronicablack woman with gold paint splatter by Azaryan Veronicawoman painted with black and pink and grey frizzy hair by Azaryan Veronicaclose-up portraits with paint powder by Azaryan Veronicaclose-up of black woman with gold paint splatter by Azaryan Veronicawoman with blue and white painted face by Azaryan Veronicaintense purple face painting by Azaryan Veronicablack woman with gold paint on face by Azaryan Veronica
Photos © Veronica Azaryan
10 Apr 08:00

April Releases in Lust Cinema

by Katie Pratt
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April is here, and it is a total tease! One minute the sun is shining and flowers blooming, and beach season seems just around the corner – and the next it is raining buckets. Get outside when you can, but for those rainy spring days, go ahead and stay in. Just make sure to treat yourself to our four fabulous releases in Lust Cinema this month – offering the very best in new adult film!

Lust Cinema April Release

A Little Part of Me by James Avalon

From engaging stories and likeable characters to beautiful HD visuals, this title by New Sensations is sure to leave everyone satisfied. Plus, it’s the 2011 Feminist Porn Award winner for Steamiest Romantic Feature. Ooh lala!

After tragically losing the love of her life, Linda is in need of new distraction, inspiration and vitality. When her friends discover that Linda’s lost love was an organ donor, they send  her on a journey to meet the organs’ recipients. Despite her reservations, Linda embarks on a journey that will cause her to reconsider life, its pleasures, and the power of connection.

Lust Cinema April Release Xconfessions Feet

Do You Find My Feet “Suckable”? by Erika Lust

This short film by Erika Lust is part of the ongoing project, XCONFESSIONS: where your sex confessions are chosen each month to be turned into a short film by the award-winning erotic film director. Two university students find a shared passion, and abandon their studies for an erotic foot fetish game in the library:

“Very timidly I sat next to her and said hello. She surprised me by being very nice, and even asked if I liked her nail polish, and then her feet. She asked if I would give her a foot massage, and I trembled. It’s like she saw right through me when she asked whether I liked to suck feet, and if I found her feet to be suckable. They were, and I assured her by sucking each of her toes.”

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Pearl Necklace by Joybear Pictures

When a maid working for the detestable Lord and Lady Shadwell is unfairly sacked, she plots sweet revenge. Seeking refuge with the kind and eager-to-please horse mistress beyond the estate, our heroine devises a plan to rob her former employers of a priceless heirloom.
Set in a lush country estate, this feature by Joybear combines an interesting plot with beautiful cinematography. The performer interviews at the end are a particularly fun glimpse behind-the-scenes, where we learn that Lord and Lady Shadwell are a real-life couple!

Lust Cinema April Release Xconfessions Hunt
Hunt Me, Catch Me, Eat Me by Erika Lust

This short film by Erika Lust is part of the ongoing project, XCONFESSIONS: where your sex confessions are chosen each month to be turned into a short film by the award-winning erotic film director. This short features handmade fetish masks by Cecilia Lundqvist, and real-life performing couple Alexa and Joel Tomas, ad they indulge in a beautifully sinister game of predator and prey:

“My girlfriend and I have a sex game: we like to pretend we’re animals. We have costumes and masks, we wear our identities and play. Sometimes I will chase her when I am the wolf and she is the bunny. When I catch her, I stroke her soft fur over and over.”

 

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