August 22, 2014
here. Although I'm not sure this is the best way to treat disabilited bodies, it deserves to be seen and discussed. And there's a true empathy with models and a warm atmosphere that reminds some ancient paintings. But I wrote more that I wanted to. PS. The title of the series is in French and not mine (inspired by a Serge Gainsbourg's erotic song). It's the actual title.
June 22, 2014
June 14, 2014
May 30, 2014
Few would deny that Alberto Garcia-Alix is one of the most important Spanish photographer of the last 20 years and this selection gives convincing credit to this statement. Being part of the La Movida movement, he's mainly interested in marginal people, but everybody knows that only in the margin you can write something personal, the rest is full of conventional wor(l)ds. I admit that I've a tropism for his pictures of nudity because it is after all the base of this blog, and also because he adds something to a domain so full of candidates and so few of creators. What I like is the fact that these portraits are neither only the exposition of unclothed bodies, neither their eroticized scenography. Pissing, showing their cunt, or only being there without giving a fuck of the camera, models give the impression that they're waiting the end of the shoot to do their stuff and only provide the posture asked by the photographer. And among the whole, a portrait of Johnny Thunders and another pix with Tav Falco. The last images are the artist himself. Long live to him (I'm not far from his age so it's a common wish maybe although death is finally nothing so terrible). His site here. Go and see much more, and maybe stuff you'll like much more than my personal selection.
May 29, 2014
Born in 1956, this famous German erotic photographer died in 1997. He is often compared to Helmut Newton for his love of highly sophisticated women shot naked in somptuous environments. Not usually my personal taste but in some series, his rather fetichist approach of female body provides a strongly exciting iconography. An unusual excursion in this visual lands for me, but it's crucial to open his horizons from time to time. You can read and see more from this now classic master here. I recently used one of his pictures for a cover sleeve (an Adam and the Ants one, here)