February 5, 2016

Charlotte Rampling - Images

Having recently watched "45 years", another proof that Charlotte Rampling is one of the greatest actress in history, I feel the need to post some images of her throughout the 50 years of her career (second post). I chose pictures in high quality and that showed how she has never hesitated to take risks with her "image", more specifically in the late years, where age leads most of actresses that built their notoriety on their beauty, to desperately triy to erase the traces of time and control their... image. So, the name of this series will be "Images" of course. 

January 31, 2016

Ann Liv Young - Performances

Ann Liv Young (actually she's 34), is an American performer who is in the tradition of corporal exhibition with the assumed aim to shock the audience (see her interviews), never hesitating to play with the limits of disgust that the public can tolerate (pee, shit, food, sex of course) and playing badly). I say tradition cos' this is a long history with 70's German stage activist as pioneers of this genre, but since Annie Sprinkles, this is now much more used by women for feminist purposes (or not) and on this blog I try to show the various approaches of this interesting way of putting taboo body parts (more and more with the increased bigotry from various religion revivals) and gestures in the center of the play, a seminal mission of prime importance. Above a selection of (for most of them) high quality images from various performances she did in the last 10 years. Of course I chose the pictures where obscenity is the most pregnant since this is the main topic of this blog. I encourage everyone to go to her site here or facebook page there and try to catch her if she comes near your place. And below some videos to see Ann Liv in action.

January 29, 2016

Ron Terner - Various

Too long I didn't post anything about this great photographer. More than 3 1/2 yrs ago (here). Not that I find his technics particularly novative (sometimes too much effects on the images) but I share his fascination for the truth of the skin, the details of the flesh, the incredible variety of body shapes (only females here, but we're still in a rather dominant masculine vision in photography), whatever the age and the beauty norms. So much humanity in these shots, and sensuality too. No discussion, it's a great piece of work. In this post I chose to stay rather homogenous in the styles (colour specially) and omitted some other great shots he did, but you can see more on his blog here. I collected this selection on it, and more specifically images posted in the last 3 years.