photo by jake taylor
photo by jake taylor
Last month I picked more of your sex confessions from xconfessions.com to be turned into erotic short films and began shooting. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes photos and a first look at the newest film!
We had an all-star cast of performers from all over Europe come to Barcelona for filming, and I know you are going to love the results! The cast, the crew and I had too much fun filming your weird and wonderful stories.
The irresistible Amarna Miller of Madrid – seen before in Sit Down, Shut Up and Watch, one of my first xconfessions short films – makes a return. We also introduce Maximilian Gambero from Portugal, Mischa Cross from Hungary, Geri del Bello from Italy, Kristopher Kodjoe from the UK, and Alexa and Joel Tomas from nearby Valencia.
Below is the trailer for Do You Find My Feet “Suckable”? which will be released in xconfessions.com next week.
Don’t forget to post your own kinky confession, for your chance to have it turned into an erotic short film directed by me!
“Sou inspirado pelos momentos cotidianos da vida em Los Angeles e como o erotismo se encaixa nisso. Estou interessado em situações corriqueiras que cercam o sexo e a intimidade.”
Quem disse isso foi o Nate Walton, fotógrafo instalado na Califórnia e que, de lá, não quer sair nunca mais. Focado em foto de mulheres nuas e ambientes mais destruídos, parece que ele gosta de tirar ótimas fotos que contenham um tantão de liberdade e, com isso, ele pode te incomodar o quanto quiser.
Temos e vemos imagens belas, harmônicas, simétricas, assépticas. Aqui mesmo no Bom Dia não faltam exemplos de ensaios e garotas e poses que saem completamente do cotidiano, lançando uma busca maluca por garotas que não existem naqueles formatos e por corpos que nenhuma mulher consegue ter, nem mesmo as que estão lá, posando.
E aí entra o Nate. Ou melhor, suas fotos.
Em cada ensaio, em todo clique, existe sempre uma intenção de não ser perfeito. De propósito mesmo. Aparentemente, há sempre uma pose ou objeto ou entortar de câmera ou uso de luz para sair daquela plasticidade do que vemos por aí em revistas em busca de mulheres gostosas.
Mas não nos enganemos. Tudo é “estragado” na medida certa de provocar e ainda atrair. Temos lá as garotas lindas, corpos lindos, cenários lindos. Tudo é milimetricamente ajustado para dar errado.
Não é fácil nos ver livres. Mas há, ao menos, uma bela contemplação nas fotos. Há muito mais que se olhar.
Boa semana a todos.
20140329_asc 471_L’ex-libris d’O (The target)
Commission for a book collector
Rachel likes to leave her mark.
You can call me… BRI.
I identify as… a laid back, cool outgoing chica. I enjoy life and enjoy being me. A proud lesbian.
Very feminine with bit of an edge … to sum it up … I’m just me, either you love it or simply keep it moving.
As far as third-person pronouns go, … I really can care less about labels, just be respectful.
I’m attracted to… masculine women … a woman with a good head on her,
who’s very outgoing, funny, and sexy with a beautiful and humble personality.
When people talk about me, I want them to… know I’m very fun, caring, trustworthy – just an all-genuine loving person.
I want people to understand… you’re entitled to how you feel, how you think or your opinion.
But at the same time be respectful of a person and their feelings.
Because at the end of the day, we all human.
A little about me: I’m 27 years old, independent, SINGLE … unfortunately lol!
But it’s cool, anyways I enjoy life. I like having fun, enjoying good people.
» Define yourself. «
I just finished reading an interesting article on Le Tag Parfait about why the porn industry needs to evolve. It features a video by Four Chambers, whose videos I’m very interested in, as an example of the kind of movies that help the genre grow past tired stereotypes and stale imagery. Here is my favorite quote from the article:
Since we last covered Rasha Kahil's work on the eve of In Your Home, a joint exhibition with Liane Lang back in 2012, the Lebanese photographer has been busy creating her third photography book. The White Room, which is released April 9, is the first in a series of limited-edition, self-published books to come. Whilst staying in a sublet single room in Berlin…read more »
French duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of the graphic studio Zim & Zou are back with more spectacular paper sculptures that are cut and assembled entirely by hand. Their latest work, called Paper Rebirth, features a stunning phoenix sculpture made out of flame-colored scraps of paper. Delicately cut pieces of paper form rows of feathers that cover the body of the phoenix, giving the sculpture a marvelous sense of texture and three-dimensional shape. From the intricate chest plumage to the swooping tail feathers, the fiery sculpture is a masterpiece of craft and skill.
The project was created as a part of a campaign to encourage recycling in Paris. Thomas and Zimmermann decided to construct a phoenix out of recycled paper, saying, "The Phoenix was a perfect mythological animal to symbolize that paper can have up to 5 lives thanks to recycling."
Although the artists first met in art school when they both studied graphic design, now their favorite choice of medium is paper. According to the duo, their "choice of paper is due to the versatility and good quality of the material, especially when it is sculpted and photographed." Thomas and Zimmermann manage to produce exquisitely crafted artworks from the humble material, creating everything from colorful animals to delicate plants to 3D illustrations.
The eyes of Vincent van Gogh:Self Portraits, 1886 - 1889.
Winter has crashed down upon us and settled in for a long stay, but that does not mean nature’s beauty has faded away. As you can see in this series of winter landscape photographs, nature plays no favorites with beauty. She is just as cunning of an artist with ice and snow as she is with green grass. flowers, and trees. She paints the trees with a dusting of frost. She creates icy mirrors from the still lakes to reflect the beauty of her creations. She creates sculptures with her icicles and snow drifts. She intermixes snow covered trees and ground with open waters filled with wild geese. She floats snow through the nighttime air creating twinkling flakes reflecting lights. Nature’s elegance stretches through the seasons. We are thrilled that some photographer dare the cold to capture some of nature’s most dramatic scenes.
Photo above by EarthPix
Photo by Lake Baikal
Photo by Hideyuki Katagiri
Photo by Marcin Ryczek
Photo by Kent Shiraishi
Photo by Jan Machata
Photo by Dmitry Dubikovskiy
Photo by Norbert Maier
Photo by deep21
Photo by Friðþjófur M
Photo by Lars van der Goor
Photo by Thomas Zakowski
Photo by Edwin van Nuil
Photo by Evgeni Dinev
Photo by Mark Geistweite
Photo by Emmanuel Coupe
Photo by Peter From
Photo by oskarpall
As you walk into the amazing Cathedrals and Churches that dot our planet, your first reaction is to look up towards the towering ceilings, the amazing stained glass, and sculptures. Photographer Richard Silver took panorama and turned it on its side to capture the magic of the vaulted ceilings and glorious testaments to religion. These photos may make you feel dizzy as you scroll through them. You feel as if you are rolling your head back to look towards the ceiling, but instead of stopping, you keep bending over until your completely reverse your view. The images capture the entire beauty of the interior of these amazing churches including, St. Vince de Paul in California, Cathedral of the Holy Name in Mumbai, Dominican Church in Krakow, and St. Mathias in Budapest, just to name a few.
The images give a magical view of the churches providing the feeling of just walking into their glory.
Church of the Transfiguration in Krakow
St. Cajetan in Goa, India
The Church of Saint Augustin in Vienna
St. Andreas in Düsseldorf
Potosi’s Convent of Santa Teresa in Bolivia
St. Mary’s Church in Poland
St. Mathias in Budapest
Iglesia de San Francisco in Mexico City
Dominican Church in Krakow
Cathedral of the Holy Name in Mumbai
St Vincent De Paul in California
Cathedral of Christ the King in Johannesburg
Franciszkanska Church in Krakow
As always, it is Flickr Friday on iGNANT and we present the best pictures we found while strolling around on Flickr during the week. Enjoy and have a nice weekend everybody.
Image © Elena Alhimovich
Image © haley luna
Image © rmcmackin
Image © Matt Nuzzaco
Image © Lou O’ Bedlam
Image © Kylie Turley
Image © Elias and Theresa Carlson
Image © Benoit Chailleux
2013 was a year filled with triumph, drama, disasters, and successes. Since we are rapidly approaching the end of 2013, we decided to take a look back at some of the most dramatic photographs of the year. Pictures snapped by a variety of photographers that embody the drama of 2013. We see the horror of a tornado in Moore Oklahoma, wildfires in Dunalley Australia, flood in Manila and Athens, and typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. We see the drama of war and conflict in Rio De Janeiro, Bangkok, Cairo, Pakistan, and other corners of the world.
We look back and see the drama of Nik Wallenda’s amazing cable walk in Arizona. The thrill of Superman visiting children in Sao Paulo Brazil. We see the courage of Garrett McNamara surfing the massive waves of Portugal to break a world record. We see the joy of a new Pope leading the Catholic Church.
2013 was a year of amazing stories and amazing work by the world’s photographers and we thank you.
Hasan Jamali / AP / Bahraini anti-government protester getting engulfed in flames after riot police blow up his gasoline bomb.
Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters / Young couple at Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 7 before a soccer match between Brazil and Australia.
Samantha Sais /The New York Times / Redux Pictures / Emotional photo of Renata Teodoro, 25, right, holds hands with her mother, Gorete Borges Teodoro, who was deported six years ago from the U.S., through the bars of a border fence in Nogales, Ariz.
Sanjay Kanojia / AFP / Getty Images / Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad in August.
John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe / AP / Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground during the Boston marathon bombing.
Tó Mané / Barcroft Media / Landov / The brave Garrett McNamara attempting to break the Guinness World Record for largest wave ever surfed on in Nazare, Portugal.
Evan Vucci / AP Photo / President Obama standing at the “Door of No Return” on Goree Island off the Senegalese coast, which was the last stop for millions of slaves sent to the New World. Truly emotional.
Osman Orsal / Reuters / A Turkish riot policeman uses tear gas against a woman in Taksim Square in central Istanbul.
Philippe Lopez / AFP / Getty Images / Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left 1.9 million homeless, take part in a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte.
Christophe Simon / AFP / Getty Images / A demonstrator being shot by rubber bullets in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel / AP Photo / George Zimmerman winks at his lawyer at the start of his trial in Seminole Circuit Court.
Nacho Doce / Reuters / A window cleaner dressed as Superman smiles at patient Joao Bertola, 2, and his father at the Hospital Infantil Sabara in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Truly incredible.
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters / Women tightly gripping her child as she runs for safety during a shooting spree in a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya that left 67 dead.
STR / AFP / Getty Images / A young man commits suicide minutes after a first individual commits suicide on the Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, China.
Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP / Capt. Michael Potoczniak marries his partner Todd Saunders, in a ceremony in San Francisco on June 29.
Tim Holmes / AP / Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages in the Australian town of Dunalley.
China Stringer Network / Reuters / People watch water gushing from a section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on China’s Yellow River during a July 6 operation to remove built-up silt.
Brad Penner / USA TODAY Sports / Air Force sergeant surprises his wife and daughter during the second quarter of a game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers.
AP Photos/Discovery Channel, Tiffany Brown / Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a 2-inch-thick, quarter mile long steel cable over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona in June. Absolutely insane!
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP / Thania Sayne leans on the headstone marking the grave of her husband, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery.
ADREES LATIF / Reuters / A couple stands on top of their once standing home in Moore, Oklahoma.
John Kolesidis / Reuters / A heroic man rescues a woman from her car on a flooded road in the Athens suburb of Chalandri in February.
Fred Dufour / AFP / Getty Images / Man kicking a topless activist of the Ukrainian feminist movement Femen as she raises her fist to protest against Islamists in front of the Great Mosque of Paris.
Reuters/Romeo Ranoco / Boy carries his dog through floodwaters brought by the monsoon rain in Manila, Philippines.
Jonathan Palmer / Herald-Leader / Figo, a Kentucky police dog, pays his last respects to his human partner, Officer Jason Ellis.
Parwiz / Reuters / Afghan boys play with toy guns on the first day of Eid al-Adha.
Superbonnie via Reddt / Via reddit.com / Adorable little boy climbing and looking into the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., which was temporarily closed due to the government shutdown.
Roni Bintang / Reuters / Indonesian child watches as ash spews out of Mt. Sinabung.
Claudio Peri / EPA / Landov / Pope Francis blesses and prays with a severely disfigured man.
AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn, File / Anti-government protester gives a rose to a Thai soldier at the Defense Ministry during a rally in Bangkok.
Jae C. Hong / AP Photo / Firefighters prepare to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., in August.
Jason Lee / Reuters / Boy holds his mother’s leg as he cries in front of their damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake at Longmen village, Lushan county in Ya’an, Sichuan province.
AP Photo / Rescuers pull out a female survivor, Reshma, alive miraculously 16 days after a garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh.
Luke Macgregor / Reuters / Runners incredibly observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings before the start of the London Marathon in Greenwich, southeast London.
Reuters / Rescue workers carry a child who was rescued from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai, India, in September.
Michael Sohn / AP / Sea of phones, Catholics take photos with their phones and tablets of the newly-elected Pope Francis as he speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. A truly incredible photo.
Mohammad Sajjad / AP / Pakistani man running for his life while carrying a child rushing away from the site of a car bombing in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan.
Make-A-Wish Bay Area / sf.wish.org / Via Twitter: @SFWish / Miles, the incredible five-year-old battling leukemia, dressed as “Batkid” as part of a day arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco on Nov. 15. Probably one of our favorite stories of the year.
Mike Blake / Reuters / It’s Superman over California
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela / A South African revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. / Tumblr