March 24, 2017

E-RT - Saggy tits

A very unusual post. The first of several unusuals actually. This blog is not short of surprises and of shocks for those who do not like explicit visual content. First, this female blogger called E-RT. Usually, tumblr blogs with nude self-portraits are made for magnifying the body, or at least showing a somewhat flattering image of it, trying to eroticize oneself. Not here. This crude iconography seems to have no desire to improve the model's body, focussing on what she called her saggy tits (or empty tits in another #). The images are rather ugly black and white with poor light, the skin is hairy and full of stretch marks, the positions are devoid of any attempt to be aesthetical. I would like to know whether there is an anti-art conscious approach in this or only a total absence of aesthetical notion but nothing in the blog for concluding. Go see for yourself here.

March 18, 2017

Noah Jashinski - Various

Noah Jashinski is from New York and is in love with French New Wave, more specifically Jean-Luc Godard (who is from Switzerland but no matter). A good point since I am too (not from New York but French and  in love with Godard's cinema). Not sure that this is really obvious in his work but I must say I like the way he depicts the intimacy of his models. They seem to be caught in their lives and not to mimic people caught in their lives as in most of similar works. Of course, all this is not without an intellectual posture that is not completely the universe I dig, but anyway it deserved to be there. If you want to know more about this photographer, his site here

March 15, 2017

Herr Merzi - Polanudes feat. *The birth of...*

Again (it's an habit now) a post about someone I do not have a lot information about. He calls himself Herr Merzi and like "Herr" suggests, he's German (from Frankfurt) and a man. He's on a model site so it seems he works quite professionally. What's intriguing is thatn contrary to most, he used very varied styles and themas, and it's difficult sometimes to imagine he's the author of the different images we see in his blog. Sometimes it's very rough and tough (like the first series, about a fake delivery untitled actually *The Birth of..."), sometimes close to porn (like the second series of this post, with this audacious close shot of anus), sometimes it's symbolic, like a one with women dressed in animals that I'll surely post soon and which is very intriguing. Unfortunately, there are many mainstream erotic pictures in his work but I suppose that he has to live and it sells better than the previous styles, or maybe it's only that he likes it. Anyway, if you want to see more, go here

March 12, 2017

Ed van der Elsken - Various

Strange that Ed van der Elsken had not any  post on Scoptophilia since there is several pictures that deserve to be included in the domain that this blog covers i.e., the body explored in every forms. Born in 1925, he died in 1990. He was mainly interested in those who lived in the margins of the society, and more specifically the urban environment. He worked in black and white and in the shots I selected, he provides a superb sexual imagery  and some touching street scenes, that are both priceless today. There is a retrospective planned in Paris at the Jeu de Paume this summer (here) and it's an event not to miss for those who'll be in Paris at a time or another of this period. His site (in dutch) here

March 9, 2017

Femen - In action

For the International Woman's Day (in France, feminists call it International Woman Rights' Day), I decided to post pictures from femen bidy activists in action worldwide. I had them stored for quite a long time now and feel that today is the right day. Whatever some may think about the efficiency of this way to act for feminist cause, it's true that it's rather new and "modern" and moreover provides an interesting iconography. More largely, it questioned the use of female body in a non-sexual way in exhibiting a so-called sexualized part of it (breast) but removing it's sexual content (except for those who really never see female's breast and are excited when they see one).  According to the days, I feel in agreement with their actions and think they are braves or I feel skeptical and think they are pathetics. But honestly they probably don't care what old white males like me think of them and they are right. Their site (actually a blog) here