King, Warrior, Magician, Lover

Erotica // Sunday, May 22, 2011
Rob Goldman is an internationally published photographer best known for his work in Intimate Portraiture, which he defines as "work that is connected; that goes beyond the physical nature of the sitter, offering a bold interpretation of their essential spirit."

Free Love, Flesh and Drag

Erotica // Saturday, May 21, 2011
The aim of Chase Koopersmith's photography is to create an alternative reality, while interested in capturing the mortality of the moment. 'My relationship with photography is an ambiguous one. I shy away from calling myself a “photographer” and prefer to refer to myself as an artist. I feel that the photograph itself is not my art, rather my art is what I’ve created in the image'

Nostalgic Sin

Erotica // Friday, May 20, 2011
Remember the anxious excitement of the static on late night HBO when your parents were asleep?? Like finding some smut under the bed that they tried to keep hidden from you? German photographer Daniela Roesch Corinna and her subtly hidden erotic portraits reminisce of this nostalgic sin. Its. Just. So. Close.

Absurdities and Human Nature

Erotica // Friday, May 20, 2011
Richard Kern, photographer and filmmaker remains, first and foremost, a portraitist.   For more than two decades Kern has sought to unravel and illuminate the complex and often darker sides of human nature. Kern makes the psychological space between the sitter, photographer and audience his subject. With his dry, matter of fact approach, he underlines the absurdity of truth and objectivity in photography while playing with our reliance upon taxonomies around sexual representation.

François Dubeau in Black and White

Erotica // Friday, May 20, 2011
François Dubeau’s work is a delightful paradox. Combining traditional techniques with the most modern of digital tools, Dubeau explores the simplest form of expression. His artistic exploration is one of simplicity, striving for the elemental. Going back to the most instinctual of basics, Dubeau’s work is exploring themes and forms that have inhabited humankind’s psyche since the dawn of time.

Masturbation Month

Erotica // Friday, May 20, 2011
For the entire month of May, The Sex Positive Photo Project is posting a photograph every single day, depicting a person masturbating and accompanying their photo with a statement (sometimes filthy, sometimes gloriously moving) where they complete the statement “I masturbate…”

Adoring Mario Testino

Erotica // Thursday, May 19, 2011
Mario Testino was born in Lima, Peru. In 1976, after completing his studies in Peru, he arrived in London to pursue a career in photography. Testino has become one of the world's most well known and celebrated fashion photographers. As well as having published nine books of his work and edited one other dedicated to contemporary art and artists from his native Peru, Mario Testino has had many successful exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world.

On Painting the Flesh

Erotica // Thursday, May 19, 2011
Born 1977 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Alyssa Monks began oil painting as a child. Monks’ paintings explore the tension between abstraction and realism, using different filters to visually distort and disintegrate the body. In this shallow painted space, the subject is pushing against our real space. “When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself,” Alyssa states.

California Lust

Erotica // Thursday, May 19, 2011
High end fashion photographer, Stephan Würth is a creative born in Munich and grew up in California- developing  the love and lust that the west caters to. As an internationally known photographer, he discovered his desire to shoot when he has only fourteen-year-old, his favorite subject matter being women. His clients have included Vogue, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Flair Magazine, Levi’s and many others. He’s currently based in New York City  

An Imagined Past

Erotica // Thursday, May 19, 2011
In his book Camera Lucida, the philosopher Roland Barthes meditates upon the temporality of the photograph. For Barthes, the photograph is an emanation of something that was once there, an effect of a presence that existed in time; the photograph opens this moment of existence to us in a way that explodes the ideology of the now.

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