Rankin Photography

Erotica // Thursday, August 18, 2011
John Rankin Waddell, aka Rankin, (b. 1966), is a popular working British portrait and fashion photographer. He has photographed some of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, and his work has appeared in multiple world-renowned campaigns, including Nike, L'Oreal, Madonna, and Coca Cola.

Fear and Trembling

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
As a former child prodigy, Russian-born illustrator Vania Zouravliov was both championed as an emerging talent and derided as a child influenced by the Devil. Whatever force guides Zouravliov's hand, his art is indeniably haunting, leaving lasting impressions of awe, beauty, sensuality, and darkness.  

Funny, Sensual

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
These classic pinups from artist Freeman Elliot (b. 1922) are an adorably cheeky bunch, filled with sex and humor. Elliot's long and distinguished career has included work for national magazines, story illustrations, and advertising campaigns.

Pulp Pinup

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Artist Greg Hildebrandt gives a context to the pinups he portrays, providing these women with detailed environments and dramatic lighting fit for a classic Hollywood noir. Voyeuristic and lush, the viewer is unwittingly drawn into the pinup's world, a fly on the wall to her imagined thoughts and conversations.

The Art of Charlene Lanzel

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Charlene Lanzel is a professional working artist from New York City. A fine art painter, designer, and muralist, she works as a freelance artist, showing her work in galleries both in the US and internationally.

Breakfast of champions

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
David LaChapelle (b. 1963) is an american photographer and director who works in the fields of fashion, advertising, and fine art photography. He is most recognized for his surreal, unique, hyper-sexualized, and often humorous style.

Gianluca Mattia's blood and hot rods

Erotica // Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Gianluca Mattia is an Italian graphic artist and illustrator, born in Bari, Italy. His illustrations are vivid, erotic, subversive, part-emo, part-punk and surreal. They operate in some of the same realms of beauty, utilising details like tattoos, blood, tears, open wounds, hot rods and scars.

Michael Mobius

Erotica // Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Mobius was born in East Germany, his work in painting the female form being his chosen style almost immediately he began painting. He unashamedly says that he was initially led by the artwork produced by Sorayama, though his view is that he has changed his style accordingly, and although many of his works resemble those of Hajime, he has his own differences in style.

Tattoo You

Erotica // Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tattoo You is a photographic series by the talented Ellen von Unwerth. Pleasure in Pain.

Galactic Future Fantasy

Erotica // Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Carlos Diez started drawing at an early age, influenced by the female form and the likes of Barbarella and Princess Leia. He began choosing his models and getting more into realism and the pin-up genre before he realized what he was doing.  When he came into contact with the work of Vargas, everything changed and this profound effect pushed him forward with his own work.

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