Chas Ray Krider for Ponystep 4

Erotica // Monday, March 11, 2013
We recently came across this highly provocative shoot, featuring the beautiful and seductive Samantha Gradoville as shot by the talents of photographer Chas Ray Krider for Ponystep #4 from Winter 2012/2013.

Vania Zouravliov: Dark Erotica

Erotica // Monday, March 11, 2013
Russian-born artist and illustrator Vania Zouravliov was inspired from an early age by a variety of influences including The Bible, Dante's Divine Comedy, early Disney animation and North American Indians. His highly detailed illustrations are exquisitely gothic and layered with rich, erotic symbolism. The son of an art teacher, Zouravliov began painting with his mother’s art supplies...  

David Wright's Classic Erotica

Erotica // Monday, March 11, 2013
  David Wright began his artistic career as an fashion illustrator in women’s weeklies before landing a commission with The Sketch magazine in 1941 to produce a series of pin-ups known as “Lovelies”. He produced more than 160 illustrations for the magazine depicting slim, elegant, alluring women in various states of undress, many of whom were based on his wife, Esme. The “Lovelies” were an enormous hit during the war and soon adorned every officer’s mess, bunker and dormitory across the country, with Wright receiving countless letters from appreciative soldiers...  

Pretty Things Video

Erotica // Sunday, March 10, 2013
  A playful little carnival short featuring the likes of erotic performers Go-Go Amy, Heather Holiday and of course Stoya from Pretty Things Productions with music by Kim Boekbinder.  

Arij Moka's Dark Matter

Erotica // Saturday, March 09, 2013
Arij Moka's 'Dark Matter' series is a visually entrapping blend of heavily rendered graphite illustrations of abstracted nudes, geometric images and bizarre fluctuations in the female form. While the dominating portion of Arij's illustrations are appealing, sensual blends of composition and skin, they are often times cut with dark references to otherworldly figures.    

Early Erotica and Heinz Hajek-Halkem

Erotica // Friday, March 08, 2013
Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898-1983) was one of the great photography pioneers of the 1920s and early 1930s in Germany. He was one of the first to experiment with superimposed images and montages, to leave the documentary aspect of photography behind him and enter the world of the unreal and the ambiguous.  

Diana Dihaze: Dark Dreams

Erotica // Friday, March 08, 2013
Diana Dihaze is a photographer and digital artist focusing on deep, rich photographic images with an erotic edge. In 'You Are My Yesterday's Dream That Predicted My Tears', Diana has taken all of the best parts of dark fantasy and combined it with her signiature, digital touch.

Kata's Provocative Polaroids

Erotica // Friday, March 08, 2013
It was dark time for me the day Polaroid film went off the market. I always felt this classic form of instant film produced such beautiful results, in a format that yielded so much satisfaction. Its warming to know that there are artists like Kata out there that are still appreciating and using it as their medium of choice.  

Justin Tran's Pole Dancers

Erotica // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Justin Tran is a photographer based in Sydney, Australia. His stark, beautiful portraits of pole dancers in mid-pose highlight the strength and grace of his subjects' athleticism. With his work Tran tries to capture the immediacy of a moment, saying he wants to "encapsulate the experience of being right there and now."    

Keita Morimoto's "Into the Wild"

Erotica // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Keita Morimoto is a Japanese Artist working in Toronto, Ontario. His latest series of paintings, "Into the Wild," depicts nude figures interacting with moody, sensuously-rendered natural environments. This series evokes a sense of quiet meditation on some dimly-lit version of this world.  

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