An Update with Mrzyk and Moriceau

Erotica // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
We have been long-time fans of Petra Mrzyk and Jean-François Moriceau's illustrations. Working collaboratively since 1998, the Châtillon-sur-Indre, France-based artists are known for their "detailed black-and-white ink drawings, their work teeters on the absurd, humorous, and perverse. With an ironic nod to commercial illustration, comics, and graphic design, they pluck imagery from contemporary visual culture. In their work, anything becomes possible. Animals take on human traits; inanimate objects disturbingly come to life; and the surreal is the norm."

"Lover" by Will Hoffman and Julius Metoyer (NSFW)

Erotica // Thursday, June 18, 2015
We wanted to make a film that wasn’t about watching sex, but instead, triggered memories of the way you felt when emotionally surrendered with a partner. That moment where you let go of judgment or self-consciousness and just open yourself up to impulse and desire.

Paintings by Alexandra Rubinstein

Erotica // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
From a series titled "Celebrity Cunnilingus" which combines "men women potentially view as sexy with an under-represented sexual act" to a series of paintings of un-cropped stills taken from vintage porn films made during the Golden Age of Porn that was launched with the well-known "Deep Throat," Alexandra Rubinstein questions progression in sexuality and value placed on female pleasure as pornography become more accessible and mainstream.

The Powerful Portraits of Jo Schwab (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, June 16, 2015
We have had some of these portraits in our desktop folder that reads "Check Out More" for a few weeks now, and I just love this series of powerful and bold portraits by Jo Schwab. There is such clarity in each shot, and each model, nude or otherwise, has such command and unique being that you can't help but want to take time on each photo. 

Laura Krifka's Seduction and Punishment

Erotica // Monday, June 15, 2015
Laura Krifka explores the subject of transgression and punishment through painting, film, sculpture and video. Her most recent exhibition at CB1 Gallery, Reap the Whirlwind, was a show wrapped in the language of seduction, beauty and the sublime, set against a backdrop of a classic American landscape.

The Mysterious World of Russian Photographer, Andrew Pashis

Erotica // Thursday, June 11, 2015
Ever since we saw the work of Russian photographer Andrew Pashis' work in Taschen's fantastic "The Erotic Photography 2", we have been on a mission to learn more about the man. And you know what? There isn't much out there! He is a mystery to us, and besides the photo spread you see above, or search has yielded minimal results. What we have found is a bizarre collection of nudes, summer time fun, and almost hostile vibes. 

Logan White: LA Nudes (NSFW)

Erotica // Wednesday, June 10, 2015
We have been following the photography of Logan White for a long time, and again, through the fantastic new book, Desire: New Erotic Photography (Prestel), we came across her series, "LA Nudes." Logan has always created a very surreal experience when it comes to her subjects, and as you can see from her exhibition history, she has taken the work to a fine art level. Great stuff. 

And There is a Darkness: The Works of Noritoshi Hirakawa

Erotica // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
We will start by saying we don't know much about the works of Noritoshi Hirakawa, but we found a new series of the Jaoanese photographers work in a great new book by Prestel, "Desire: New Erotic Photography" and wanted to share some of our favorite works from the collection. Hirakawa comes first... 

Update: Leslie Ann O'Dell's Haunting Portraits

Erotica // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Leslie Ann O'Dell is a photo-illustration artist from Denver, Colorado. She plays with concepts like perception, isolation/company and ego all while maintaining an ethereal darkness. Leslie's works continually surprise her audience. Each time you look at a piece you will notice a detail you may have missed before. Take a look at the rest of Leslie's beautifully decorated figures and portraits here.

The World According to Anne Barlinckhoff (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
In terms of fashion photographers who work with minimal resources and let nature do most of the talking (whether model or nature), Anne Barlinckhoff does some of the best work in the world. She says of her photography and commissioned work, whether for Vice or gallery works, "In my photographs combining the human form, nature and animals. I am always searching for something that I never would expect to happen, that I could not anticipate...

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