Alaqua Fry: Gorgeously Grim

Erotica // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
There's that age old saying that goes something like, 'It isn't good unless it hurts a little bit', right?? I think its safe to say that the work of Alaqua Fry falls into this category. With provocative feminine characters, that often times seem to be compromising their own mortality, her work has both sides of everything we (I) admire. Love, lust and a little bit of gore. <3

Francesco Zorzi's Seductive Simplicity

Erotica // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Creative director, designer and illustrator Francesco Zorzi was featured as one of the "200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2013/14" by Luerzer's Archive. He has a master's degree in architecture, and is a professional member of AIAP (Italian national association of visual designers) out in Florence, Italy that he somehow balances out and uses to create his minimally designed (clean and dirty) graphics for various clients. 

Mike Kershnar: Painting Flesh

Erotica // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
'This project came about when Bay Area filmmaker Sean Desmond asked me about the possibility of filming me paint on a human body in my Inner Richmond apartment.  It was an exciting idea and I wanted to give it some narrative.  I came up with a lost lover, reanimation tale that would include bits of ritual and ceremony...  

John Poppleton's Black Light Bodyscapes

Erotica // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
John Poppleton paints fluorescent landscapes onto the backs of nude bodies, resulting in incredible starry night-time visions that double as erotic compositions, decorating the curves of female silhouettes. As a commercial photographer with a passion for fantasy, Poppleton incorporates his masterful painting style into this Black Light Bodyscape series. Many of them are personalized or custom-made for his subject-- one includes a teepee to honor its model's Native American heritage. Thoughtful, sexy and trippy!

The Original Batgirl

Erotica // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Albert-Joseph Penot's 1890 painting entitled "Bat Woman" predates Batman, Batgirl or any of the comic reincarnates, yet she exudes a familiar sense of cosmic intention. While contemporary representations of superheroes with bat-like affiliations tend to feature skin-tight nylong masks and leggings, Penot's Batwoman is entirely nude, giving her a much more natural, almost feral connotation. We're pretty sure that this version of Batwoman is a villain, and one who doesn't have much time to mess around with capes and nylon.

Julia Fullerton-Batten: Wearing Nudity

Erotica // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Julia Fullerton-Batten's models seem naked in their nudity, and it's not just a clever play on words. John Berger explains that "nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress." In Fullerton-Batten's "Unadorned" series, each model is nude, yet each wears a type of nudity in the vein of old world masters from the 15th-17th centuries-- the settings as well as the bodies express an attitude just as any dress might.

Polaroids by Rich Burrough

Erotica // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Rich Burroughs shoots the young and beautiful 20 year old Katie Carr. Taken completely with polaroids, this series is characteristic of Burroughs' work, underlined with a minimalist flair. Burroughs focuses entirely on the light and the model he is working with, nothing else. The model also id her own make up, hair and styling. Simple portraits that express an honest and authentic feeling.  

The Feminine Ceramic Figures of Jean Derval

Erotica // Monday, July 07, 2014
French ceramicist Jean Derval was born in 1925. Derval's works were feminine in subject matter, celebrating the female form through his creations...

"The Rider" Directed By Chris Fitzgerald

Erotica // Monday, July 07, 2014
Directed by a favorite of ours, Chris Fitzgerald does it again in this powerfully erotic short film featuring tattooed model, Choke. Set to the sounds of Red Sparrowes, Choke is filmed doing exactly what the title of the film suggests, complete with a mouth-gag and all.

Autumn Buck's Peeping Tom Project

Erotica // Monday, July 07, 2014
Based in Portland, Oregon artist Autumn Buck draws inspiration for her works from the recollection of adolescent memories, glaring color and her love for horticulture. This series of images come from Autumn's "Peeping Tom Project" in which she weaves vintage photographs together which she has added color to...

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