December 22, 2015

Jerzy Rekas - Various

Don't know anything about this photograph except that he's polish and that he's under the Jan Saudek influence. After all, why not? Not sure he adds something crucial to the master's "oeuvre" but I like the way he puts this old man's body (his?) next to younger women. Each picture tells a symbolic story but I must say that my choice was dictated by the final resulting image. And in all this, the apology of the flesh is totally in line with this blog of course. His deviantArt page here for much more. 

December 19, 2015

SingleChair - Untitled (2)

More than 3 years ago, I posted a series of raw erotic images (at least many may call it pornographic and even masochistic, self-mutilation-propaganda and whatever else but who cares what it is called) by a mysterious SingleChair (here). Today, a visitor reminded me about it and gave me some info about the photographer (not much actually). I went back on his site and saw it's still active and featuring new material, generally in line with what I selected in the first post. It's maybe a little less rough than it was but I'm not sure the pictures are posted in his blog according to any chronological order. Not sure too there's not some misogynistic background in all this (many would contest this statement but what the hell means this obsession to humiliate, torture and show women genital parts and faces covered in dirt, sperm and saliva?). Why post it you'll say, if this is what I think about it? Do I want to disseminate my sick misogyny through these pictures? I surely don't. Just that there's a stunning strenght in this work that totally transcends this supposed misogyny (cos' after all I'm not sure I'm right seeing misogyny in it) and takes it all to a total apology of flesh, desire and the extreme beauty of bodily fluids of all natures. At least this is my opinion but it's without any importance. His blog here.

December 15, 2015

Ciril Jazbec - By the river

Born in Slovenia in 1987, this photographer has recently published a powerful photo-diary in National Geographic about refugees, crossing a Slovenian village (here). One of the first that makes us live this terrible path from horror to humiliation. In the series I chose for this blog, I prefer to stay in tune with its usual center of interest (one day I'll try to provide a more complex statement of its aim than I gave hitherto). So I posted his series called "By the river", in which there is a real mix between ordinary lives and magical moments. Stuck inside our home-solitude, these simples outdoor scenes have something of paradise lost (or never found). Jazbec site here.

December 6, 2015

Sookie Sirene - Recent works

You'll find some details about this gorgeous woman / photographer in previous posts (here) that showed a large amount of self-portraits. She has several places on the net where she posts her work, for example here. Above, another selection I did. Subjective (but everything in this blog is so) but gives you an idea of her special charisma and the strenght of her shots. Difficult to analyze but strong.