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.  

Ayana V. Jackson's Portraits

Erotica // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Ayana V. Jackson's Self-Portraits explore various constructions of African and African-American identities. A descendent of one of the first black families to settle in New Jersey, Jackson is intensely interested in the experience of contemporary African diasporic communities. Her photography merges technical skills rich allusions to history and art history--such as this photographic recreation of Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon"-...  

Lara Gradeill's Girls

Erotica // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Lara Gradeill is a graphic designer and illustrator, both living and working in Paris, France. In her latest series of vamps and vixens, Lara portrays the female form as a rebellious and provocative persona. Working both digitally and traditionally, Lara is able to achieve bold palettes and compositions, with her equally strong imagery.  

Marty Nagalla: Fair Innocence

Erotica // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I have to admit to being mildly obsessed with the porcelain, milky white skin of those born lacking pigment. Albinism is is a congenital disorder, characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.  While the work of Marty Nagalla doesn't exactly engage with those types of models, it somehow satisfies this part of me that desires that pure innocence of the fair skinned.    

Jennifer Presant's Nude Oils

Erotica // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
'With an artistic training in figurative realism and a background in graphic design, my paintings unite my interest in the psyche as expressed through the human form and a personal graphic aesthetic. Thematically, my paintings address the complexity of memory, by blurring the lines between recollection, projection, and reality. Each painting becomes a psychological landscape or waking dream, reinforcing the fluid relationships between time, memory and place...' Jennifer Presant  

Dilraj Mann Keeps It Curvy

Erotica // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
With an obvious appreciation and admiration for a certain thickness, artist and illustrator Dilraj Mann keeps the women he depicts in his renderings on the curvy side. Voluptuous vixens and fashion conscious females fill the sketchbooks of this London based creative, creating a lustworthy portfolio that we can't take our eyes off of.  


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