January 18, 2018

Alan Tex - Fetish theatre














































Born in 1951, from Belgium, it seems Alan Tex came to photography quite late in his life. It's a good thing, showing that there's no age to offer a rich and innovative iconography. Although it could be said that his visual universe is Jan Saudek meeting Georges Melies, he provides his own version of this fantasy world. Weird as the result is so full of this delicious Belgium surrealistic approach of art that makes their artists much less boring and arrogant than most French. Here and there more about him. Note that I could have chosen to post his black & white works but I preferred his crude and exhuberant colours. 

December 16, 2017

James Wigger - Wet plate works










James Wigger is an American photographer obsessed with photographic technics, in particular using old ones such as the collodion process (see here for more info) most known uder the name of wet plate, even going to use the  #wetplateisnotdead on his Instagram account. Not passionate by these technology preoccupations, I can only says he provides a strong imagery confronting this old process that gives the images an ancient-times atmosphere with rather modern approach of nude female iconography. Not sure to understand the underlying semantics of all this but our scoptophilian curiosity is satisfied. His Instagram account here, his site there

November 17, 2017

DollParts - Various

























DollParts is a collective of young amputee or cancer survivor women or some being born arm or legless. They are regrouped under this common appellation and are models, not using their particularity as a tool but integrating it in a classic modelling work, even playing about it with irony and provocation. I don't really get the point of the site since all the "girls" do not have pictures to show but it doesn't matter, the project is more than important to give confidence to the young girls and women that may feel desperate to see they are not "normal". These DollParts models will actually serve as models to provide pride for a whole generation. Here their site and there the instagram site of Tarah Una, the founder of the collective.  

November 5, 2017

kroc'hen - Polaroids




































Finally I think I became an ugly French nationalist since this one is again a French photographer. It's a friend of mine that suggested me to make a post about him and I agreed since he got a real talent as you can see above in his polaroids. Always something different with this format. He's 26, from Brittany and does erotic and porn with models. Hope he'll stick to this genre. I particularly like the bondage shots, not something I'm too much into actually, but here it's weirdly soft and even tender. The black and white pictures have a special ghostly quality not without similarities with the great Francesca Woodman. Fine to see young photographers so promising in this country. His tumblr blog here

October 26, 2017

José Vital - Various works










 You will say that I became a bloody awful nationalist since like the last posts this one is again about a French photographer, but it's only the circumstances that decided, having discovered him only very recently (on the recommandation of a friend) and feeling I have to make a post about him not too late. His name is José Vital, he seems to live in Paris but I have no more infos about him. You can see his work on his site here. I had some difficulties to gather images with good enough quality so I used my own trick to get them. But since the name is on, I wonder why he doesn't do like most other photographers, I mean living his photographies in a quality that allows to include them on our blogs or webzine. His style is not without similarities with Jan Saudek or Leslie Krims (but too many others to mention here), with an attention to show bodies as they are, with all their imperfections but with their strength and tension and not as they should be in the boring normality. I don't get all the underlying symbolisms of the series and I can't say I dig everything but there's enough to love for having a fast post about him. Explore his work here