Anja Rubik: Demon, Succubus, Satyr

Erotica // Thursday, April 11, 2013
Sofia Sanches and Mauro Mongiello shoot Anja Rubik in this devilishly hot editorial for the March 2009 issue of Numero. Steeped in tones of red and orange and wielding a waxy red flame, Rubik becomes demon, succubus and satyr. Channeling possession and demonic dances, Rubik presents broken poses that capture strong, acute shapes. Her styling supports this sexy, high fashion version of the mythical hell-woman, boasting furs and silks of indulgent luster. If this is what hell looks like, who'd ever want to go to heaven?  

'Somnambulist' by Chris Leung

Erotica // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Chris Leung works with haunting, otherworldy projects to create visions of a kind of dream-world. He projects images of the model onto walls and surfaces around the actual model, lending an unreal kind of doubling to the photographs. The title of the photoseries, "Somnambulist," evokes the feeling of sleepwalking and the visual warping that occurs with sleep deprivation. These photos are a sexy and strange tribute to this affliction of the mind and body, something most of us are disturbingly familiar with.  

Ren Hang Photography

Erotica // Thursday, April 11, 2013
Ren Hang's photographs are provocative and awesomely weird. He works and lives in Beijing, and he won the third TERNA Italy prize in 2011. Hang examines the strange interactions of the body, juxtaposing flowers and nude limbs in absurdly-cropped compositions to highlight the negative space that develops between people. Splashes of red strawberries or flowers often punctuate these photos, making them pieces of graphic design as well as photographs. Ren Hang's work addresses the absurdity of the human and the form it inhabits.   

Bart Hess: "Heart to Mouth"

Erotica // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In this video, Bart Hess has dreamed up a marvelously weird and rubbery take on love. Two women in flesh-toned bustiers embrace via two massive, bulbous red yoga balls over their heads. Their slow embraces are amplified to an absurd level, reminiscent of Bjork's "All is Full of Love" robo-makeout music video. This is visual metaphor at its best and most playful--we will never look at a yoga ball the same way. Bart Hess is a creative wunderkind, serving up a disturbing and wonderful two minutes of some of the strangest stuff we've ever seen, and we want to watch it over and over.   

Haley Hills Photography

Erotica // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Haley Hills' photos have a humble feel to them, portraits that are honest and sometimes haunting. She has a great talent for light and composition, capturing her model in scenes that feel supernatural or even voyeuristic. She uses the sheet to attract the eye and lend a sense of the otherworldly to these photos, evoking ghosts and angels.   

Jason Freeny's Imagined Anatomies

Erotica // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Jason Freeny is the self-proclaimed "son of hippies," a wildly weird artist and designer whose series of anatomical toy sculpture are terrifying and awesome. Freeny acquired a degree in industrial design at Pratt, then went on to work for MTV as a designer and artist. He has a youthful imagination that both astounds and disturbs. These imagined anatomy studies challenge the boundaries of childlike and adult, giving three dimensions to an otherwise very illustrative idea. Freeny's work is both innocent and strange, scientific and fanciful, mature and youthful.   

Boris Ovini's Visions in Satin

Erotica // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Back in 2011, photographer Boris Ovini captured the seraphic beauty of models Saskia de Brauw and Kat Kessen in a minimalist and abstract photo spread for the first 'Lipstick Issue' of Exhibition Magazine. A frequent contributor to Exhibition, French-born Ovini has also worked for magazines such as Citizen K, Plastique, Poster, and Vanity Fair. 

La Mauvaise Éducation

Erotica // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Miranda Kerr sizzles as a catholic school girl gone bad in this sinfully sexy 2010 photo shoot from Greg Kadel for French fashion mag Numéro. While Kerr's lissome body oozes with womanly sexuality, her wide doe eyes project a girlish innocence that is both alluring and unsettling, confirming Kadel's talent for capturing the oftentimes contrasting and even discomfiting urges behind the erotic impulse.  

The Ninja Turtles' Deadly Ecstasy

Erotica // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Ninja. Turtle. Porn. No need to do a double-take, you read that right. And on YouTube no less, not even some dark corner of the deep web. In the span of a bizarrely depraved twenty-five minutes, video artist James Unsworth soundly defiles any remaining shred of childhood innocence left in our internet-debased brains. Strangest of all, despite its degenerate contents, the video is technically SFW... 

Olivia's Pin Ups

Erotica // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
We make no secret of our deep and everlasting love for artist Olivia de Berardinis' classic Pin Ups. Her sensual and downright adorable ladies have made an appearance or two here before, and we figure it's time to refresh your visual memory banks with some Pin Up goodness à la Olivia.

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