Some suggest crusade against bush was started by porn industry in mid 80's, and quickly picked-up by popular culture. Younger generation never heard about it or seen it the way "god intended", but slowly bush is making a come-back, and being embraced by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Lady Gaga, Madonna and even Hank Moody (David Duchovny) in Californication was making his case in favor of "some hair down there" for gods sake...
New York based artist Marilyn Minter spend months taking pictures of female pubic hair, in different colors, shapes and textures and depicting them in "glitzy", beautiful sensual close-up photos and paintings of natural femininity.
For art book "Plush" Marilyn collaborated with publisher Fulton Ryder to release very limited edition of 500 copies and 10 deluxe copies.
In a small sampling from the book - here are 20 reasons why bush is beautiful...
Courtesy: Marilyn Mi [...]
Fashion artist from Kiev (Ukraine) Dina Lynnyk collaborated with photographer Roma Pashkovskiy to create eerie photo series appropriately named "Creepy Kids". In her collages Dina's white eyed models and their pale, static facial expressions provide surrealistic staging for fashion by likes of Balenciaga and Vivienne Westwood.
In 2011 Dina Lynnyk was selected as a best young fashion designer by Harpers Bazaar Fashion Forward.
More of Dina's work can be found on her Behance page.
Photography: Roma Pashkovskiy
Idea: Dina Lynnyk [...]
In the world of body-canvassing tattoos it might seem overly simplistic, but "Tiny Tattoo" series created by photographer Austin Tott have a minimalistic Zen quality to them. Small tattoo images, drawn on stretched yet relaxed hand, play-off the backgrounds providing a symbolic narrative. A laconic branding of the surrounding world and a subtle reminder how often less is more.
Photography by Austin Tott [...]
In their first joint exhibition called “Ô les Mains” photographers Babak Hosseiny and Jeffrey Vanhoutte created series of images with hands depicted as a symbolic expressions for our fears, desires, wishes and obstacles.
Photography by Babak Hosseiny and Jeffrey Vanhoutte [...]
French photographer Laurent Seroussi fused female form with insect bodies in enchantingly realistic series "Insectes". The results nothing short of an amazing - in surreal sort of way. Softness of feminine lines contrasts sharply with spiky edges of insect bodies, showing other, more dangerous side hiding behind seductive beauty.
Photography by Laurent Seroussi [...]
Spanish photographer Cristina Otero uses colorful fruits in self-portrait series called "Tutti Frutti". Cristina became interested in photography when she was just 13. Couple of years later her work was exhibited in some of the major art galleries in Spain making her the youngest Spanish artist showcased in art gallery. More of Cristina's work on Flickr.
Photography by Cristina Otero
Two Russian daredevils Vadim Mahorov and Vitaliy Raskalov scaled Shanghai Tower and documented their journey to the top of worlds second tallest building. They picked Chinese New Year so the building that is still under construction will be empty and spent many hours taking the most incredible pictures from what seems to be the top of the world. Vitaliy and Vadim reached the top of the crane on the rooftop and stood at around 650 meter high taking very daring pictures that we would not see otherwise.
You have to watch their video below to see to what extremes they went to take these fascinating pictures.
View more of their incredible journeys Vadim Mahorov | Vitaliy Raskalov
Images via Vadim Mahorov | Vitaliy Raskalov [...]
We picked a few photographs from Swiss artist and fashion photographer Roger Weiss.
In his series "Suspension" Roger uses collage of images to assemble models in beautiful compositions.
"In her skin" captures fleeting moment, an intimate meeting of sorts between the subject and the photographer's lens.
More of Roger Weiss photography here.
In Her Skin
Photography by Roger Weiss [...]