Javier Pinon's Mythological Collages

Erotica // Thursday, December 13, 2012
'My work has had a tendency to be a bit autobiographical. Not literally, but under the surface. My reality or state of mind at the time that the collages are made is reflected in the psychology of the work and the stories it tells. For example, the Minotaur was at one time an important personal symbol. I won’t get into the details, but it was a very difficult period of my life and I felt a strong connection and sympathy for this very tragic, and in my mind misunderstood, creature...'

Guy Bourdin for Vogue 1967

Erotica // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Guy Louis Bourdin was a French fashion photographer and perhaps the first photographer to create a complex narrative, then snatch a moment — sensual, provocative, shocking, exotic, surrealistic, sometimes sinister — and simply associate it with a fashion item. The narratives were strange and mysterious, sometimes full of violence, sexuality, and surrealism. Bourdin was influenced by his mentor Man Ray, photographer Edward Weston, the surrealist painters...

Ellen Jong's Pee Theory

Erotica // Thursday, December 13, 2012
These images from Ellen Jong, she describes, 'present self-portraits revealing the performance of the human body, my body, releasing the golden fluid, urine, and capturing on film the essential fluid as it exists outside of its asylum, rendering its life, my life, eternal. Urine, as a subject matter and an expression, touch on issues of self, the human imprint, nature and the absurd...'

Animatronic Muses by Nur Moo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Nur Moo is a mainly a photographer and art director in Parma, Italy, though her series of animatronic models caught my attention, in some futuristic, Svedka sort of way. With slightly creepy, dark undertones, her digitally created works of less than human feminine figures are seen throughout her portfolio, peeking in between her erotic photography.

Erotic Hard-Body Clay Sculptures

Erotica // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Brilliantly muscular, erotic depictions of the male specimen by American sculptor Bryan aka PerfectPinUpz. Gorgeously exaggerated comic figures of nude men doing what they love with all of their muscles, muscles and um... packages of muscles. Viewer discretion is definitely advised. Sigh...

Nur Moo's Animatronic Muses

Erotica // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Nur Moo is a mainly a photographer and art director in Parma, Italy, though her series of animatronic models caught my attention, in some futuristic, Svedka sort of way. With slightly creepy, dark undertones, her digitally created works of less than human feminine figures are seen throughout her portfolio, peeking in between her erotic photography.

Alexander Tikhomirov's Playful Lust

Erotica // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A playful selection of naughty images from artist, photographer and videographer Alexander Tikhomirov, known for snapping sultry, seductive shots of ultra-tanned, youthful beach babes and and gorgeous bodies. There is a definite correlation between all of his work, often in the models and types of provocative poses that he chooses. 

The Story of Olga

Erotica // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Coming from the always talented Ellen von Unwerth, a German born photographer that works primarily in fashion and specializes in femininity, comes the newest collection in the Olga series. After a first foray with Bettina Rheims for the 2008 limited edition smash hit The Book of Olga, now she teams up with Ellen von Unwerth for The Story of Olga, a photographic narrative tracing the journey of a young widow, Olga, who after the death of her wealthy, elderly husband, is overtaken by an insatiable lust...

Portraits of Transgender Sex Workers in Rio de Janeiro

Erotica // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Jessica Rosen is an American portrait and fashion photographer living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. About her series, The girls from Avenida Mem de Sa, Rosen writes: ‘I have spent the past three years working closely with a community of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All of the subjects of these photos were born biologically male and have since taken steps toward feminizing their identity. These photographs are a celebration of beauty both masculine and feminine and everything in between and beyond.’

Anna Kapustenko's Vanilla

Erotica // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Russian illustrator Anna Kapustenko has created this soft, innocent portrait of a dreamy little ginger, titled ' Vanilla'. Based in Kharkov, Anna specializes in book graphics, illustration, watercolor and mixed media. There is a lot of mystery behind the work of this artist, which often borders on fairytale fantasy and tenderness.

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