Best of 2014: Photographs by Hermann Försterling

Erotica // Monday, December 29, 2014
Hermann Försterling is a German painter and photographer whose photographs of the human body we have been admiring for the last couple weeks. Using a copper plate etching technique that transfers the photographs to hand-made papers, the artists creates often uncomfortable images of an almost corpselike presentation of the human body. At the same time, the photographs are a beautiful celebration of the human form. Be sure to explore his site for more work!

Best of 2014: Good Behavior

Photography // Monday, December 29, 2014
In her series of self-portraits titled “Good Behavior”, Finnish photographer Iiu Susiraja combines elements of absurdity and humor. Susiraja works to push the perceptions of expected portraits and what makes a successful composition in the eyes of the viewer. Her work will be on display at Frankfurt’s Fotographie Forum until November 30.

Best of 2014: "Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich" by Sandro Miller

Photography // Thursday, December 25, 2014
“John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I’m truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator.” Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich honors photographs that have impacted Sandro. Pieces include Irving Penn’s photograph of Truman Capote in a corner; Bert Stern’s photographs of Marilyn Monroe...

Best of 2014: 1972 Rothschild Illuminati Ball

Photography // Thursday, December 25, 2014
In December of 1972, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild threw a “Surrealist Ball”at the Château de Ferrières, one of the large mansions owned by her family. The invitations were written backwards, forcing the guests to use the assistance of a mirror to read them. The attire required was “black tie, long dresses and surrealists heads.” Upon arrival, the facade of the chateau was lit in red with the effect of making it appear to be on fire. 

Best of 2014: Lucy Hilmer's 40 Years of Birthday Suits

Photography // Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Every year on her birthday photographer Lucy Hilmer takes a self-portrait defiantly wearing only socks, boots, and a pair of white underpants. She documented forty years of her life in this way, starting in 1974 as a twenty-nine year old photography student...

Best of 2014: Cats That Look Like Pinup Girls

Erotica // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Cats that look like pinup girls is a tumblr blog that gives you exactly that: cats that really look like pinup girls. We're particularly fond of some of these more provocative poses. Sometimes you just have to approach 'erotica' from another perspective..

Best of 2014: A New Kind of Beauty

Photography // Monday, December 22, 2014
From 2008-2010, London-based photographer Phillip Toledano developed a body of work that focused on the extreme side of plastic surgery. Through traditional lighting techniques, Toledano highlights the contours of his physically altered subjects’ skin and focuses on the sculptural aspect of their modified bodies. 

Best of 2014: Glamour Shots for Goats

Photography // Friday, December 19, 2014
Having recently graduate from the Masters program at Rhode Island School of Design, Brooklyn based photographer Rob MacInnis’s series “Farm Family” combines studio lighting with the animals that we mainly look to for food. 

Best of 2014: Photographing the Rise of Hip Hop

Photography // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, Bronx native Lisa Leone was surrounded by the up and coming hip hop community. With her passion for photography, Leone began photographing everything. Little did she know that she was capturing some of the most iconic figures in the world of hip-hop at the inception of their careers. From Grandmaster Flash to Nas, Leone’s images display a raw candidness that is often lost in studio photoshoots. 

Best of 2014: 1968 - Radical Italian Furniture

Design // Thursday, December 18, 2014
1968: ITALIAN RADICAL DESIGN is the newest project from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s TOILETPAPER in collaboration with the famed art collector and DESTE Foundation in Athens founder Dakis Joannou.

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