This Could Be Us, but You Playin'

Erotica // Sunday, March 16, 2014
Dear Shorty, This may be the most important thing you see today. A music video by DJ Snake & Lil Jon from Columbia Records, Turn Down for What?? Please Dollars, don't hurt em. Ok, hurt em. Do bad things. Get cake.  

Franck Berthout: 'The Pool'

Erotica // Friday, March 14, 2014
'Born and raised in Paris, Franck Berthuot has been living in Hawaii for more than a decade. After a back injury while surfing, Berthuot got in the water and began photographing athletes in the famous waves of Maui. Berthuot started out as an action sports photographer, but was soon interested in capturing images out of the water as well. His current body of work experiments with heavy contrast black and white photography and explores the underwater work environment, capturing the beauty of people interacting with nature.'

Tatia Pilieva's 'First Kiss'

Erotica // Friday, March 14, 2014
Filmmaker Tatia Pilieva asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time. The outcome, caught on camera in gorgeous black-and-white, captures a sweeping array of human emotion from moments of awkward banter to passionate liplocks. Even the most unusual of pairings produce some pretty electric results. Pilieva lives and works in Los Angeles.

Gino Rubert's Surreal Sensuality

Erotica // Friday, March 14, 2014
"Mexican artist Gino Rubert's studio practice focuses on the representation, animation, and reinforcement of the experiences and emotions that exist within the framework of contemporary romantic relationships. His narratives revolve around 'the new man and woman, the contemporary couple in a time after the pill, after the strikes in May 1968, after the rise of Feminism, after all the politics and laws were developed to equalize men and women's rights and opportunities...'  

The Erotic Prints of Félicien Rops

Erotica // Friday, March 14, 2014
Félicien Rops (7 July 1833 – 23 August 1898) was a Belgian artist, known primarily as a printmaker in etching and aquatint. Spending most of his life in Paris, Rops founded a satirical weekly entitled ‘Uylenspiegel' in 1856. He engraved and illustrated many literary works including those of Baudelaire and Barbey d'Aurevilly. Considered rather scandalous in his time, Rops' prints are inhabited by the likes of devils, skeletons, prostitutes and Death himself.

Spring/Summer Lookbook: Amélie Pichard

Erotica // Thursday, March 13, 2014
French designer Amélie Pichard's latest lookbook is really worth a look. This vintage erotica magazine inspired photoshoot includes cotton candy colors, fur and vinyl...what we would call 'the works...  

Jérémy Barniaud: Isabel

Erotica // Thursday, March 13, 2014
French photographer Jérémy Barniaud had his friend Isabel visit from California and caught a few shots of her in the early morning. He captured the day-dreamy feeling of his Parisian apartment that day...

Caia Koopman's Pop Surreal Pin-Ups

Erotica // Thursday, March 13, 2014
Caia Koopman describes herself as a "skateboard enthusiast immersed in the punk rock scene of the '80s." She began her career creating designs for skateboards and snowboards and this influence is...

Nudes by Patrick Palmer

Erotica // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Patrick Palmer's charcoal and red chalk nudes harmoniously blend realism and abstraction. In his on words: 'Whilst an element of realism is important, I try to move beyond artistic convention and avoid an image that is too predictable. Realism is not enough - what you take away and what you add to what you see are what transform a picture into art. You need to create not re-create. I believe that the viewer wants to see a degree of draughtsmanship from an artist but they deserve more than this.' 

Shaina Craft's Experiments in Flesh

Erotica // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
'Veneers of painted flesh mingle on my canvases, blending the borders between figurative and landscape, portrait and abstract.  My deepest desire is to create provocative artwork that challenges the foundations of figure painting by continuing to blur the boundaries between digital and traditional work, pushing color, and recontextualizing traditional subject matter.'

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