Thomas Pitilli Illustration

Erotica // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Thomas Pitilli is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Pitilli has a knack for capturing quietly intimate moments involving voluptuous ladies, more recently with a set his very own pinup inspired illustrations. In his own words- ''My goal with these is to hopefully go slightly beyond just a drawing of a pretty girl. I hope to interject some of my own personal experiences and inspirations which may possibly contribute to an underlying narrative, however vague it might be.''

Sergio Lopez's Painted Roses

Erotica // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Sergio Lopez's 'Painted Roses' series overlays damask floral prints onto the female body, itself often doubled and overlaid in multiple exposures upon itself. The results are a lovely delicate take on the traditional female nude. Lopez, born in 1983, is a graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco. The Golden Age illustrators, Bravura painters, contemporary artists, concept designers, graffiti writers, and photographers have been some of his strongest influences in his pursuit of painting. He continues to study by visiting museums and observing the Great Masters, which he strives to learn lessons of beauty from.

Elena Stonaker's Shamanistic Garments

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Elena Stonaker is a fine artist, fashion designer, quilter and all-around artisan. She makes incredibly beautiful and bizarre wearable sculptures from chopped up wonderlands of fabric, jewels and sculpted forms, creating a hybrid of sculpture and fashion. These creations have an inherently shamanistic aesthetic, rife with ancient symbolism revamped in contemporary brights and bolds. Elena’s work also exudes a playful sense of sexuality.   

Hadley Hudson Photographs Models in their Own Homes

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Hadley Hudson photographs models in their own homes, and in doing so manages to sort of break down the third wall we all house in our minds that make models seem like otherworldly beings, unattached to their own everyday trappings. Posed with their own pets, children, friends and clutter, these stunningly intimate photos remind us that models are people too, they're just really really attractive.

Lovisa Burfitt's Fashion Figures

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Lovisa Burfitt's fashion illustrations are almost too lovely and expressive to be considered purely utilitarian, their gestural quality gives them a wonderfully fine-art feel. Their languishing poses and the amount of attitude achieved through minimal markmaking is astounding.

The Legendary Mati Klarwein

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Mati Klarwein is often considered "the man literally responsible for every great, legendary record cover you've ever seen--if he didn't do it, he inspired it." The masthead of the psychedelic visual revolution, Klarwein's aesthetic is a beast of its own and its reverberations can be seen in a staggering amount of contemporary illustration, especially artwork made for music. These wild, expressive images harness an erotic power of their own, fueled by the iconically free-flowing sexuality of the era.

Scout Paré-Phillips' Self Portrait Series: "Impressions"

Erotica // Monday, March 31, 2014
Scout Pare-Phillips has brought us down to the bare bones of photography, relying on a nude backdrop, nude model (herself) and shimmery nude nail polish. This shoot breeds familiarity: we are all familiar with... 

Odiseo Volume 3

Erotica // Monday, March 31, 2014
In December of 2013, the third volume of Odiseo was born. Coming from publishers The Flames this erotic picture book features photography from Marc Regàs, Olya Oleinic and MaxVon Eumppenberg...

Daido Moriyama: "Tights and Lips"

Erotica // Monday, March 31, 2014
These photographs come from Daido Moriyama's series "Tights and Lips," a straightforward title for the beautifully simplistic arrangement of images. Black and white shots capture the movement and curve of...

Do it Yourself: A Domestic Still Life

Erotica // Monday, March 31, 2014
Flipping through the pages of today's popular magazines, it is likely that we are missing all the fun in the subtle sexuality found in photo advertisements. Photographer Emma Ercolani has teamed up with creative...