An Artist of Transcendental Intimacy

Erotica // Monday, February 09, 2015
Frank Kortan (born in Prague, Czech Republic 1964) is a German painter, who works in style of surrealism, fantastical realism andtrompe-l'oeil. He started his professional artistic career as a musician and in 1984 he migrated to Switzerland, and then to Germany. Since 1990 he has been studying painting intensively, during studies he joined the German Trompe-l'oeil scene and then he started the professional carrier of a painter.

The Lust and Indulgence of Terry Rodgers

Erotica // Monday, February 09, 2015
'In my work, I attempt to reflect my sense of the times we are living in, and both how richly interesting they are and how difficult it is for most of us to navigate their uncharted waters. There is a great push and pull, the lure and the repulsion, the fiction and the real, the known and the unknown. And we live in this swirl of delicate gestures, driving desires, fantasy, economic complexity and interdependence, hierarchical separations, isolation and hope...'

Book Of Mormon Missionary Positions

Erotica // Friday, February 06, 2015
Protesting absurd rules and useless definitions with photography can be fun. The Book Of Mormon Missionary Position, a pictorial series by Neil Dacosta, is not only fun but perhaps the best way to protest.

Sarah Bahbah Photo Series "Sex and Takeout"

Erotica // Friday, February 06, 2015
Food and sex? Yes please! Sarah Bahbah knows what’s up. Her new series, Sex and Takeout, is exactly that. Awesome.

Sam Haskins' Levis Shoot

Erotica // Thursday, February 05, 2015
Yesterday, while looking through the work of legendary South African photographer Sam Haskins we came across this shoot he did for Levis in the 1970s. At the time, Levis had a traveling exhibition of denim decorated by their customers and a competition along with it. Unfortunately (but not surprisingly) Levis executives got cold feet over the nudes and the photographs were never used commercially. (via)

Photographing Nudes with Sam Haskins

Erotica // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
South African photographer Sam Haskins, who passed away in 2009, left behind a defining legacy as a key player in mainstream 20th century photography and the sexual liberation of the 1960s. Some of his most notable and influential work was seen in a 1962 book called Five Girls, a study in black and white of the nude female form, and a 1965 book Cowboy Kate which was an adventures photo essay of a model, her hat, and the Wild West. Both captured "the era's sexual freedom and independence," launching his career as a commercial and fashion photographer.

Olya Oleinic for Odiseo Magazine

Erotica // Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Odiseo is a beautiful and intelligent publication from Barcelon's Folch studio that is exploring the "territory of erotic publishing and of erotica itself." Olya Oleinic, an Amsterdam-based photographer has been featured in the last two issues and we love the work!

Mike Spears' Erotic Snaps

Erotica // Thursday, January 29, 2015
Mike Spears was born in the lovely state of Indiana and later grew up in Puerto Rico. He went to film school at Boston University, where his passion for the provocative developed. Brooklyn has been his home since 1999 and is the base for most of his erotic photography work.

Jonathan Leder's 35mm Photographs

Erotica // Thursday, January 29, 2015
NYC-based photographer and Jacques founder Jonathan Leder's erotic photographs seem more like vintage film stills. Utilizing analog cameras--35mm and Polaroid--and shunning all artifical lighting and retouching practices, Leder infuses his portraits of young, often nude, women with a grainy, blurry quality that gives them an intimate, sometimes voyeuristic edge.

Vintage Erotic Bookplates

Erotica // Friday, January 23, 2015
We're enjoying this fantastic collection of vintage erotic bookplates (ex libris) from a whole host of countries and decades, though beware, many of the illustrations can be very nsfw...

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