August 21, 2016

a1 - Aesthetically pleasing

Don't ask who is the guy/lady behind these pictures I have no idea, nor how he/she found his/her models, I found them (the pictures not the models) on a tumblr blog (here) without any details except the two things I wrote in the title of this post. But I must say that I would like to know who he/she is (I would say it's a "he") since a lot of officially established photographers who shoot female nudes and couples in sex action, have not reached this level of quality, strength and such visually interesting heights. Moreover, these pictures are rather exciting and make of the scoptophilian a candidate for action. I have the presomption to think that you share my opinion. 

August 18, 2016

Sookie Sirene - New series

A 6th post about this Norwegian artist who reached a weird and stunning height with her self-portraits. If I post this new series it's of course because I like it a lot (and I like it much more than a lot) but also to signal that she was banned from facebook some days ago, and that this web revival of the Hays code is nothing less than appalling for people from my generation who knew the real freedom of showing nudity during the 70's. But I suppose we'll (you'll cos' I've got not so much to live now) have to live with this bigotry now. And maybe things will go worse still in the near future. You can find her work, produced on a constant pace and quality, on her site here and on her tumblr blog here (the best places, without any censorship) and on various other medias such as Instagram (here) or Google+ (there) but with their tits-o-phobia that revolt me so much. Thanx to her for having sent me the totality of the pictures from this series in which I selected a sample of images. 

August 17, 2016

Leon Braeckeveldt - Flesh and Concrete

For once I will use the "About me" statement of this English photographer posted on his Model Mayhem page (here)  since I find it quite factual and much less full of useless conceptual stuff than most of the ones we can find on photographers sites. "Photographer and filmmaker based in Byker, my work utilises cheap, DIY technology, including photocopiers, second-hand analogue cameras, photobooths and mobile phones.I like the immediacy of using inexpensive and obsolete technology. It adds a texture of imperfection which is highly pleasurable. I can then concentrate on working with the subject as I’m freed from worrying about the technical aspects of the equipment.My work has always been influenced by throwaway popular culture: drag queens, muscle magazines, b-movies, comics, vinyl records and anything shiny or covered in fake fur". I'm not sure he's still in activity since there is nothing new on his tumblr blog there for the last 9 months but maybe he doesn't publish it on the web after all. Can't say his work is totally idiosyncrasic and doesn't look similar to many others that try to capture something of the truth  of the flesh. But in the ones I chose there is something that deserves to place them near all the others that were incorporated in this scoptophilian galaxy. 

August 6, 2016

Regina Jose Galindo - Obras (2)

A second post, 6 years after the first one (here), about this female performer from Guatemala, providing disturbing performances with much more clear semantics than much of the other similar European or North American artists. Her obsession with the fact that each living body is a future dead corpse that will return to earth is often stunningly powerful and moving. The assimilation of the body to a rock or earth is a constant preoccupation in her work. However there is always a social message in each of these performances as it can be seen on the video below where she gives some words of explanations for 7 of them. Of course, this is used by the unavoidable art-critics and conceptual gurus that weakens the strength of the projects but how to make them shut-up or disappeared I don't know. Her site here. Below some videos of the above projects.