The Lightness and Subtle Darkness of Can Dagarslani

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
There is so much to look at in the photos of Can Dagarslani. What appears to be subtle turns out to be almost mind-bending, and the simplicity makes way for such a great aesthetic and eye. Here is the rundown on Can: "Graduating in 2006 from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art, Istanbul, Can Dagarslani aged 28, became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. It all began in 2003 when Dagarslani started working on landscape shoots of different places that would bring out each city’s architectural plan. When Dagarslani discovered analography, his digital camera was putted aside for an analog camera that triggered his passion for photography."

Don't Be Afraid of Some Nude Hikers: Photography by Roshan Adhihetty

Photography // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Really, who is scared of a little nude hiker? They are just trying to get back to their natural state, no pun intended (is that a pun? Is this the right post for puns?). Swiss photographer Roshan Adhihetty has documented a series of men who hike in the nude, free from constraints, poison ivy be damned, examing the relationship between our naked selves and nature around us. Don't be afraid and get out there!

Perspective Nudes, Reflections and the Photography of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

Erotica // Saturday, April 18, 2015
We are getting a kick out of the bizarro scenarios that photographer Alva Bernadine has compiled over his career. He does nudes, but he finds the most uncomfortable and teasing way to present models, sometimes in very confrontational ways, sometimes controversial, and sometimes very public ways. He proclaims "I AM A ONE MAN SUBCULTURE." One should own it. 

The Dramatic Works in Water by Tomohide Ikeya (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 17, 2015
We aren't sure about you, but the fear of drowning overwhelms us. Maybe its living by the ocean all our lives, maybe its watching Jaws at the wrong age, or perhaps just the fact that the ocean is a scary ass place where nature always wins. Tomohide Ikeya is an incredible photographer who creates intense scenarios with the help of models and actors that have us both intrigued and stressed in the same breath. This selection is across three series, Wave, Breath, and Moon. To call some of these death shots is sort of an uncomfortable title, but the nudity and odd peace of some of the subjects is quite intense. 

Adeline Mai: Weightlessness, Dirty Weekend & More

Erotica // Thursday, April 16, 2015
We have posted about the works of Adeline Mai before on the site, and love both her commericial and personal work. Today, we look at a few of her personal projects, mainly the "Weightlessness" series. Mai utilizes warm colors rather than the usual blues and greens that we are used to seeing water, and the results are beautiful. 

Let's Get Dirty: The Works of Margot Fabre & Frederik Stender

Erotica // Monday, April 13, 2015
Margot Fabre and Frederik Stender did what friends and colleagues like to do: make fun, dirty, sexy, and did we mention dirty drawings together in collaboration. What's fun about these is that they are both loose and directed, mixing an almost classic illustration style with what appears to be a fun time for everyone.

The Full Beauty by Yossi Loloi

Erotica // Friday, April 10, 2015
Yossi Loloi is an internationally exhibiting and renowned photographer, famous for his provocative and interesting project "Full Beauty." And by Full Beauty we mean full-figured (okay, very full-figured) beauty queens and nude models that are not normally the subject of full nude photo shoots. 

Fine Art Bodypainting by Johannes Stötter

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 10, 2015
Johannes Stötter, artist, musician and fine art bodypainter, was born and is based in Italy. He spent his early childhood in the high Alps and grew up in a family of musicians. A fully autodidactic artist, Johannes joined the international bodypainting community in 2009 at the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria, where he took part at the bodypainting world championship for the first time.

Collier Schorr's "8 Women"

Erotica // Monday, April 06, 2015
Collier Schorr's earliest works utilized appropriated ads from fashion magazines to address issues of authorship and desire. The works introduced a female gaze into the debate about female representation...

Update: The Sly Surrealism and Self-Portraits of Ángela Burón

Erotica // Friday, April 03, 2015
We posted about Spanish photographer Ángela Burón's sneaky surrealism last year, and we saw that her Flickr was updated with a few more special effects and straight up portraits to check out today.