July 12, 2016
July 9, 2016
Let's get back to some erotic stuff after all these posts with performances, self-portraits or concepts. Here we are in the classic (eternal?) use of women as objects of fascination, desire, even obsession, mainly sexual of course, some of their body parts (tits, vulva, feet, butt) being for males an infinite source of scoptophilian contemplation. Of course, this is formatted by a cultural background, nothing natural here, and maybe we could wish that there is some evolution (different body shapes than the usual ones considered as exclusively sexy, reciprocal fascination of women for men's bodies...) but this would be hypocrisy not to post such images because it's not politically correct. Moreover in my selection, I feel the mainstream erotism is transgressed with open vulva, pee, anus and apparent (but maybe fake who can be sure) pleasure of the models to show their intimacy. Luca Rubbi (self-portrait in the first image, for presentation) is Italian and I don't know much about him, most of info being in Italian and I don't speak this nice language. I don't like everything, and most of his shots are too much repetitive erotic-routine-as-usual, but there are some black and white images that really reach high level of visual power and even excitation. If you want to see more from him you have the choice here (site) or there (blog). There are books too of course, this type of picture having a strong commercial strength.
July 8, 2016
July 6, 2016
The only thing I know about this photographer (that I initially imagined being 2, he and she) is this statement found here “My name is Fabio. I was born in Argentina but have resided in Barcelona since 2003. I work independently as a photographer and am self-taught. These photos, of both an allegorical and metaphorical nature, are part of a personal diary, and relevant to our time. They are based on cultural ideas and concepts which were established in order to shape mankind’s way of life". Honestly it's OK for me as a comment of the selection of images above. I find a certain echo in this work with Ren Hang (here) and also others I forgot (sorry, I don't remember everyone I post, I'm getting old and my memory's flying away the cage of my brain like a free bird now). Anyway, you can follow him on his flickr (here) or tumbr (there) blogs.