I Put a Spell on You

Erotica // Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Fashion photographer Chris Heads keeps an extensive diary of images in addition to rostering up with some of the top editorial and fashion clients. Get Hot.

Talking Mentalese

Erotica // Monday, May 30, 2011
'On a physical level, sex is mostly a mutual act of two people. But mentally, there are moments when you are somewhere else. What is going on behind closed eyelids then? Places you have never seen, bodies you have never touched, sensations you have never been exposed to. Suddenly you are watching a fast-cut movie in the cinema of your own psyché. It’s a deadly cocktail of subconsciousness, mixed with fantasy and everything your shrink should know about.' Daniel Laurinc

Upskirt Panty Shots

Erotica // Monday, May 30, 2011
\ Purple Television presents an exclusive collaboration between Richard Kern and Thurston Moore. 'In 2004, I started shooting upskirt photos of every model that would let me lie on the floor between their legs for 5 minutes. By 2007, I was starting every shoot with a quick upskirt photo and video. Many models have told me that this is the creepiest thing they've shot with me even though most of them are fully clothed during this part of the shoot and naked during the rest of the shoot.'

Secrets, secrets

Erotica // Monday, May 30, 2011
Brooke Shaden was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA near the "Amish Country" and is now based in LA. She has been said to 'encapsulate a new way of creating imagery for our time' and 'creates new worlds through her images, attempting to place herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible. Brooke's photography questions the definition of what it means to be alive.'  

Satitical Edgy Fictions

Erotica // Sunday, May 29, 2011
Les Krims is a conceptualist photographer living in Buffalo, New York. He is noted for his carefully arrange fabricated photographs (called "fictions"), various candid series, a satirical edge, dark humor, and long-standing criticism of what he describes as leftist twaddle.

Hello Kitten

Erotica // Monday, May 30, 2011
Peter Franck is a fine-art, absurd-erotic photographer with a subtle humour that glances at the dark world of paid pain. Franck's photography rushes from room to room, capturing a voyeurism that has become displaced in reality- from forbidden glances in hotel rooms where the decoration did not carry the attribute.

Vanessa Beecroft's Special Projects

Erotica // Monday, May 30, 2011
It's art, it's fashion, its erotica, it's good, it's bad, it's sexist, it's not. It's Vanessa Beecroft's performance art. And one's mind can feel both uncertainty and unpected excitement when confronted with it.

Beauty in the Grotesque

Erotica // Saturday, May 28, 2011
Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen.  Spine Corset, spring/summer 1998 Aluminum and black leather.  “I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things.” McQueen Harper’s Bazaar, April 2007 Shaun Leane states, 'He was always fascinated by the spine. So he asked me to create a corset, which was the spine with the rib cage, so that the girl could actually wear this as a corset on the outside of her body, so we would see the beauty of these bone structures on the outside, attached to the dress.'

Shoot Me

Erotica // Friday, May 27, 2011
Sexy self-portraits by photographer Jasmine Meyer.

Brunelleschi's Erotica

Erotica // Saturday, May 28, 2011
Umberto Brunelleschi was an Italian painter, illustrator and scenographer in Paris in the early 1900's. There he quickly became part of a circle of young poets in the Latin Quarter and found work as a caricaturist and illustrator with a Modernist style. During the latter decades of his life he concentrated on book illustrations, including numbered editions of erotica.

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