Born in 1911 and deceased in 1992, Max Dupain is a well-known Australian photographer (at least he's notorious in Australia) and his work deserves to be known more widely. Although his style, specially in nude series, is rather academic, sometimes he provides a really touching and strong vision of life as it goes, when nobody is watching, a sort of paradox for a photography. Here the ones that really raise an emotion in me. Hope it'll do for you. A site about him here.
Karolin Kluppel is a female German photographer born in 1985 and whose imagery is not without similarities with the ones provided by Justin Kurland, Jeff Bark and Sally Mann (after all it is a reasonable mix of the three) but surely many others I ignore. It's nice to see a female photographer treating male nudity not so differently as male photographers sometimes do with female one. Her models are natural and sensual at the same time. Naturalism is not complete, and a certain symbolic approach precludes these pictures to be only naturist stuff. And seeing male peeing as an aesthetic gesture is a welcome change when it's usually shown either as vulgar and disgusting or pornographic and fetichist when not both. Her site (to seem more) here.
Don't know anything (and when I say anything, I mean it) about this photographer, only his sex but not his age, not even where he's from. India I would say, based on his numerous galeries on the net. He seems to have a special attraction for trans, prostitutes, unusual body shapes and characters, young men too, and on the attitude verge, assumed indecency, crudity, proudly-shown humiliated situations. Everything that deserves to feature on this blog who is led as you know by a fucking crazy administrator. One of his galeries here. If you know more about him, leave a comment. If he reads this, I would be honoured he leaves some words to talk about his work.
Another series from this great artist. Here some shots done for a a magazine called Surface, an "American magazine of global contemporary design" as they write on their site (here). They must be thanked to have accepted these images (young dressed models with old naked people) since honestly I doubt many others would have. Like in all her work, nudity has a purity and a sane dimension, even sensual, in these images, resulting from technical visual options but also the talent she has to make her models "sound" natural and look "partie prenante" of the process. I really dig this woman. Her site here and a previous post on this blog there.
This Italian photographer born in 1965 in Milano (where Nietzsche became mad, he would have loved this series I think... but I'm not sure), most often captures people in spontaneous portraits but here's a very unusual series with this imposing woman in noman's place, who is so powerful, provocative and emotional followed by a male model of the same stature. These images are full of energy, animal one but not only. Rage too. Human rage this one. Perfect for my night state of mind. Would like to have this strenght in me and be one of them. Site of this photographer here. Don't forget to click on the images to see full size, it would be sad to miss their impact is looking at them in this small format.
Robert Hutinski is a Slovenian photographer born in 1969 and who has now quite a large body of work and a real recognition (nothing to do with the actual title of this series) in his country. He's not confined to one style and alternates realistic and symbolic pictures. Here a series from the latter genre. There's of course a lot of influences in these scenographies and this blurred visual, but this is one of the best I ever saw. Based on some elemental feeling of sorrow (melancholia, solitude) and less clear formulations (little bitch, prophecy), it's a consistent and haunting series fitting perfectly with some inner states on deleterious lone evenings. One of them tonight so this is relevant to post it. His site here and his flickr gallery there.