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Celebrating femininity “au naturel” in Marilyn Minter’s “Plush”
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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 [...]
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“Mine” by Alvaro de la Herran for Spain’s GQ magazine
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Short film by Alvaro de la Herrán for GQ Spain created in the spirit of "Fifty shades of Grey". Music by Your Nemesis. For more of Alvaro's videos visit his Vimeo page. Mine from Alvaro de la Herrán on Vimeo. [...]
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Beautiful body compositions in photography by Roger Weiss
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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. Suspension In Her Skin Photography by Roger Weiss [...]
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Faces from classical paintings in modern day photography
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Austrian artist Dorothee Golz created series of photo-paintings by merging faces from classic paintings on to the bodies photographed in modern day situations. Results are astounding, and you cannot shake the feeling - you've seen that face somewhere before. Art by Dorothee Golz [...]
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Objectifying human form – photography by Bill Durgin
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In his stylized presentation New York based photographer Bill Durgin explores anatomic deconstruction of human form in to anonymous sculptural shapes. We selected sampling of Bill's work spaning through several critically acclaimed series. Using recognizable visual narrative photographer appropriates and deforms human shapes into collection of objectified forms. Artist chalenges us in to acceptance of grotescue poses softened only by the beauty of suggestive compositions and delicate shadows and hues. Photography by Bill Durgin   [...]
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Scenery of human bodies – Otherscapes by Carl Warner
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Countless poets compared human bodies to landscapes, valleys, hills and rivers. Photographer Carl Warner expressed the same sentiment in what he does the best - creating photo-landscapes that aren't. In series "Otherscapes" he manipulated beautiful body close-ups in to multiple collages to achieve imaginary deserts, hills and boulders - recognizable to be human bodies at the closer look only. More of Carl's work can be found here. Photos by Carl Warner [...]
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Orgasmic faces in promotional posters for Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac”
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No stranger to the controversy Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier done it again. Long before his latest movie Nymphomaniac is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2013, publicity is gaining momentum by release of movie posters depicting main characters in orgasmic facial expressions so natural it makes you wish you were present in their photo-shoot. Naturally remarks from actor Shia LaBeouf that he had real sex during the filming doesn't hurt. Whether your favorite or not, Lars Von Trier definitely is one of the most innovative filmmakers having this gift at creating moods (some of them disturbing) that sucks you in but are never dull or indifferent. On our favorite movie list is Europa, Breaking the Waves, Antichrist and Melancholia. From the actors in these posters we think Uma shall be a frontrunner in depiction of big O. More can be found on Zentropa [...]
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Imaginary barriers and virtual segregation in Hector Arnau’s “In Boxes”
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Compare our world of today to the one as recent as 20 years ago. Thanks to internet, social media, "artificial" online friends, gratification of instant contact - world "shrunk", brought us closer - virtually. But are we really closer? Barcelona based photographer Hector Arnau in his photo series called "In Boxes", explores theme of human compartmental segregation - often self imposed. "In Boxes" provides not so modest narrative on false virtual lives many of us live. We separate ourselves by artificial ("cardboard") barriers, not allowing, or maybe forgetting of real human contact and not able to show who we truly are inside. Characters in the pictures making an effort to get out of their confined spaces, unable to break imaginary barriers, separations that we've created to protect vulnerable selves. Aren't we similarly trying to escape claustrophobic state of starvation for human contact, and then in futile desperation reach out to online worlds just to be-friend this faceless avat [...]
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