Preview: Craola by Ransom & Mitchell for Smoke & Mirrors @ Varnish, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Stacey Ransom & Jason Mitchell’s highly anticipated debut solo show of photo illustration tableaus and portraiture opens at at Varnish Fine Art in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 8th. Mitchell, a director-photographer, and Ransom, a set designer and photo-illustrator, create highly-detailed and visually-lush photo illustrations. The duo, who shot Robert Bowen's portrait in our August 2012 issue, sent us an exclusive portrait preview of their work with Greg "Craola" Simkins.

Works by Justin Maller & Chris Knight

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 04, 2012
On this lovely Labor Day afternoon we're really digging these experimental fashion pieces from Australian illustrator Justin Maller and NYC-based photographer Chris Knight. They're a prime example of the beauty that can arise when fashion, illustration, and erotica converge.

Enigmatic Nudes by Arnold Frolics

Erotica // Friday, August 31, 2012
There isn't much information out there on photographer Arnold Frolics, and his evocative nudes impart a similar air of mystery. Solitary figures bare all on deserted playground structures and other backdrops in shots that are eerily spotlit à la David Lynch, while angles are often skewed to make for some gravity-defying compositions. Equal parts surreal and sensual.

"Blue Moon" by Chris Knight

Erotica // Friday, August 31, 2012
'Born in Europe, photographer Chris Knight was influenced early by the art, architecture, and culture that existed there.  Having some kind of camera in his hand as long as he can remember, he grew up seeing the world through a lens...'

Paul Outerbridge's Nudes

Erotica // Thursday, August 30, 2012
Paul Outerbridge, Jr. was an American photographer prominent for his early use and experiments in color photography. Outerbridge was a fashion and commercial photographer, an early pioneer and teacher of color photography, and an artist who created erotic nudes photographs that could not be exhibited in his lifetime. (born, August 15, 1896; died October 17, 1958)

Your Rainbow Panorama in Pictures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 30, 2012
We have shown you this project before, but not these images. Choose what hue or tint you would like to view the world in. The rooftop at the Aros Museum in Aarthus, Denmark permanently hosts this circular rainbow walkway designed by Olafur Elliasson. At night, the installation is lit up from inside by spotlights embedded in the floor.

Photos of Flowers by Sasha Kurmaz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 30, 2012
Well, maybe we should preface this post that these are not just any photos of flowers, but perhaps some of the most vibrant, focused photos of flowers you are going to see. Sasha Kurmaz' work takes on a new meaning upon a second glance; they look like still-life paintings, pieces of art in their own right.

Vintage Works of Jaroslav Vávra (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 30, 2012
A gorgeous selection of works from the Olomouc photographer Jaroslav Vávra (1920-1981), who was a member of the significant group of photographers DOFO (1958-1975). Vávra played an important role in the history of Czech photography of the second half of the 20th century, his photographs clearly demonstrate that in the 1960's he was among the prominent representatives and pioneers of nude photography in the country, along with Zden?k Virt and Miroslav Stibor.

Self-Portraits by Anmagdan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Yes those are a pencil shavings of various colors, and yes, that is a self-portrait by an artist under the moniker, Anmagdan. The artist has all sorts of tips on body art, and with someone who uses pencil shavings, wax, paint, crayons, and sculptures around her face, we take her word that she is nearing authority status.

Jaroslav Vávra, 1969

Erotica // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A gorgeous selection of works from the Olomouc photographer Jaroslav Vávra (1920-1981), who was a member of the significant group of photographers DOFO (1958-1975). Vávra played an important role in the history of Czech photography of the second half of the 20th century, his photographs clearly demonstrate that in the 1960's he was among the prominent representatives and pioneers of nude photography in the country, along with Zden?k Virt and Miroslav Stibor.

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