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 [...]
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. [...]
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
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 [...]
With his impeccable sense of human form and attention to detail, for over 10 years Mexican artist Omar Ortiz has been creating series of photo-realistic paintings that celebrates female form and sensuality. Here are just a few samples of his paintings and close-ups. You can see more of his work here as well.
Paintings by Omar Ortiz [...]