The Art of Tom Bagshaw

Erotica // Monday, July 22, 2013
Based in Bath, England, Tom Bagshaw works as a fine artist and illustrator, attracting clients in fashion, advertising, editorial, and publishing that include Saatchi & Saatchi, Sony, the BBC, GQ, and Random House. In his personal work he has developed a highly stylized form of digital painting through which he explores themes of fantasy, beauty, and mysticism. While his work deals with imaginative content, it also aims for a strong level of realism in its presentation. Feminine beauty and portraiture play a large role in his work, but the women he depicts are never frail, but rather strong, intriguing characters with an air of mystery to them.

Photographer Lotus Josephine

Erotica // Monday, July 22, 2013
"Real beauty is what your likes are, what your thoughts are, and what you are," says fashion and editorial photographer Lotus Jospehine. "What keeps me motivated as a photographer is that I am always not satisfied with my work even if I know it is already beautiful, and that keeps me inspired to shoot more. I try and experiment with new things in photography. I always put this in mind, that there is always a beautiful photo within a beautiful photo. It is never ending."

Anatoforms by Bogdan Rata

Erotica // Monday, July 22, 2013
Romanian scultpor Bogdan Rata's brand of hybrid realism engenders bizarre combinations of human anatomy based on a "forgotten future," producing "replications of reality" reminiscent of the virtual world of Blade Runner. Through his sculptural recombination and multiplication of genetic traits, Rata creates entirely new and unfunctional life forms, like the failed, grotesque results of secret human experiments, where sexual organs are rendered functionless on deformed torsos, and faces are wiped clean of their identifying and sensory features.

Another Face Porcelain

Erotica // Sunday, July 21, 2013
Oleg Dou makes "Another Face Porcelain"-- sculptures made from altered antique porcelain that turn these inoffensive relics into strange hybrid talismans. Dou writes, "I am looking for something bordering between the beautiful and the repulsive, living and dead. I want to attain the feeling of presence one can get when walking by a plastic manikin." We are getting that creepy, sensual vibe loud and clear from these porcelain artworks.

Zombie Boy's "Voluptate Mors"

Erotica // Saturday, July 20, 2013
Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy, emulates Salvador Dali and Philippe Halsman's "Voluptate Mors" in this modern tattooed take of the famous photo. It features a series of beautiful tattooed women surrounding the head-to-toe inked man arranged in the shape of a skull, offering a truly contemporary take on such an iconic and sensual image. The image was take for the cover of Rebel Ink Magazine.

Photographer Mariano Vivanco

Erotica // Friday, July 19, 2013
Mariano Vivanco is a fashion photographer whose rich cultural heritage informs his unique aesthetic. Originally from Lima, Peru, Vivanco now divides his time between London and New York, regularly shooting for internationally renowned magazines such as Dazed & Confused (for whom he shot this photo shoot featuring model Anne Vyalitsyna), Vogue Nippon, Numero, and GQ Italy, among others. The photographer has worked with some of the most beautiful and influential women of today, including of Eva Mendes, Dita von Teese, Emma Watson, Miranda Kerr, and Lady Gaga.

Lover's Cave by Is Tropical

Erotica // Friday, July 19, 2013
Maison Kitsuné presents another steamy music video for London-based band Is Tropical, set to their new single "Lover's Cave," out on August 26th. This feel-good video features lots of cute girls in various stages of undress, but instead of being a purely wanton piece of filmic eye-candy, the video retains a lighthearted bounce and sense of celebration, extolling the sheer fun of youthful sex and play.

Magical Fashion by Jack Eames

Erotica // Friday, July 19, 2013
Jack Eames is a renowned hair, beauty, and fashion photographer with an editorial approach that results in images possessing a powerful intensity and purity of spirit. The immediacy and edginess of his photographs evoke an emotional gravity and sensual tension that inform his unmistakable style. In this scintillating photo shoot, Eames makes his debut for C-Heads magazine.

Basement Fox's Models in the Morning

Erotica // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Basement Fox aka Asher Moss shoots analog shots of women in little to no clothing or makeup. 'It's about posing women in natural light with the very bare essentials so as to capture them in their most beautiful and vulnerable moments.' As the series progresses he posts these lovely shots on his blog, Models in the Morning. This summer he'll be hitting the road in a vintage trailer to take Models in the Morning across the States.

Barbara Crane's Private Views

Erotica // Thursday, July 18, 2013
'In the early 1980s, Barbara Crane embarked on a series of photographs shot during Chicago's various summer festivals. Using a Super Speed Graphic camera and Polaroid film, Crane waded in close to the revelers, tracking down the details of their clothing, hairstyles and gestures... An incredible inventory of private gestures performed in public spaces, Private Views offers a sun-drenched, sweat-glistening photographic experience. The effect is mesmerizing and intensely compelling, creating a palpable sensuality from image to image, an incredible document--not of a particular event or personalities--but of something less tangible: the public expression of euphoria.'

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