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.

Bernhard Handick's Sculptural Photography

Erotica // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Bernhard Handick is a young German artist and art-director of Shoutout-Magazine. With a German father and a mother from Sri-Lanka, Bernhard grew up in a multi cultural environment which he enjoyed a lot. He’s currently studying at the Folkwang university, working on his finals to get his diploma. Bernhard approaches photography as sculpting; arranging a picture like a painter and compose different sounds and layers like a musician.

Alessandro Barbucci's Sky Doll

Erotica // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Alessandro Barbucci's Sky Doll has finally been published in the USA, by Marvel Comic, in two parts, so two provocative covers were appropriate. Sky Doll is a series of comic books, first published in 2000, by Barbucci and Barbara Canepa. Sky Doll distinguishes itself from these two works by its more "adult" content and a departure from pure fantasy to a more science-fiction aesthetic. Religion and science fiction, as well as the power of the mass media, are important themes of the story.

Hyperreal Oil Paintings by Emily Burns

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Beautiful, sensuous hyperrealistic oil paintings by Emily Burns highlighting the messy seduction and allure that is possible with a little imagination and a lot of cake frosting- with sprinkles on top. Emily creates beautiful, glowing portraits of females out of New York. Happy Birthday to me.

Juicy, Red and Full

Erotica // Monday, December 10, 2012
Kamea Hadar grew up in the worlds of his Japanese mother and Israeli father. He began studying drawing and painting from a young age. As a child he took classes at the Honolulu Art Academy and University of Hawaii; and spent periods living, studying and creating at the Sorbonne in Paris, University of St. Louis in Madrid and the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. He currently resides in Honolulu, HI...

Frosting Coated Females With Sprinkles on Top

Erotica // Monday, December 10, 2012
Beautiful, sensuous hyperrealistic oil paintings by Emily Burns highlighting the messy seduction and allure that is possible with a little imagination and a lot of cake frosting- with sprinkles on top. Emily creates beautiful, glowing portraits of females out of New York. Happy Birthday to me.

Body Works By James Linkous

Erotica // Monday, December 10, 2012
'In my life, I've noticed that I have the ability of constant analyzation. Even in my most emotional times, I am still evaluating my body's and mind's reaction to the stimulus of my emotional state. This data usually finds itself bound to a more metaphysical visualization--comparing the emotional sensation to a worldly constant.' James Linkous

Monster Sex Tales Magazine

Erotica // Monday, December 10, 2012
'Monster Sex Tales' was a pornographic fiction magazine in the early 70's. Two of the stories are partly cannibalized from "The Adult Version of Frankenstein" by Hal Kantor from 1970, by another branch of the same company. It was Published by Gallery Press in Los Angeles, CA in 1972. I wish I had the originals of this rarity. Oh the erotic horror!!

Leland Bobbé’s Half-Drag Project

Erotica // Sunday, December 09, 2012
Leland Bobbé’s Half-Drag project sprang from his work with Neo-Burlesque. His intention with Half-Drag is to capture both the male and the alter-ego female side of these subjects in one image. Through the power of hair and makeup these men are able to completely transform themselves and find their female side while simultaneously showing their male side. These are composed in camera and are not two separate images joined together.

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