May 29, 2017

John Kayser - Sitting

John Kayser is one of this singular, idiosyncrasic, hidden, fetishist and obsessive artist such as Pierre Molinier in France, that makes art better to love since assumed artists living from their art, publicly proud of what they create and searching for notoriety and financial recognition often give (me) nausea and makes me aggressive in their self-satisfied arrogance. The John Kayser's bio is rather strange. Here what you can read on the Klein & Berst site "John Kayser (1922-2007) was born in North Dakota, but lived most of his life in California. After serving in the military during World War II, he worked for nearly the rest of his life at Northup Aircraft Incorporated, first as an assemblyman, and eventually as a technical illustrator. Kayser made paintings and drawings, but it was in his photographs and 88 mm films that he was able to develop a distinctive visual language and explore his own unique perception of female beauty". Looking at these images, often marked by some delicious amateurism, it's being walked by women and seing them sitted on something and seen from behind that were his 2 main phantasms. Nothing bad with that, each of us has his/her guilty fantasmatic pleasures, and those who have not are probably occupied to make money, business, politics, war or any other dispensable and uninteresting thing. There's a good analysis of his work here. If he wanted to say that there's nothing better that being the face under a woman's bare butt, I may say I rather agree. And if he wanted to say that there's nothing more beautiful that to see a naked woman's butt sitting on something, I'm not far to agree to although I'm not a butt fetishist like he was. All these images were shot in a large timespan (1960 to 1985) but surely with a rather similar material since it's not easy to guess which period they belong to. As you can see, there are books that were drawn from this iconography, so you can share his phantasms if you have similar ones. 

May 26, 2017

George K Mann - Photographs

He's most known as a vaudeville comedian than as a photographer, but it is  said he took more than 12,000 photographs in his life (1905-77). There's a sane vulgarity and crudity in his pictures of women that I selected above. It belongs to the rather classic erotic genre of the 40's and 50's but it's not without a real presence of the models when so many of the then cliches seem unreal and fake. The last one is particularly audacious and amusing I think. Strange to think that this so prude and censored period tolerated so much bare breast and tits when our so-called freedom present period consider any nipple as extremely shocking and porn. Socialized humans are weird and neurotic animals. A site about George K (for Kline) Mann here

May 22, 2017

Sookie Sirene - Moth


Seventh post about this cherished Norwegian self-portraiter who goes on and on in her quest for a brave and proud iconography of her body as a visual material. Surely the artist with the greatest number of posts on this blog although it's neither a personal friend or even someone I know except for some mails here and there when I need some high quality pictures. The last post was 9 months ago. I thought I would abstrain posting anything from her for at least one year, but when I saw last week this new series I couldn't refrain myself to ask her for the entire series and to post a selection here. I'm sure you'll agree I'm right. This way that her nudity plays hide and seek with this purple cloth is purely delicious and beautiful. The world is more pleasant with such a person on it. Her site here

May 18, 2017

Santillo - Various works

His complete name is Will Santillo, he's from Totonto and is mainly making porn-chic cliches, not really the central target of this blog, but his series (first pictures) consisting of female models having orgasms while masturbating (or at least such is the commercial argument) is often beautiful, exciting and fascinating. Some images above are shot with male partners and belong to other series but they fit quite well in the mood. The pictures of the Petite mort series have been shot on a 13 years timespan, the reason why they are not too repetitive. They have been gathered in a Taschen book with the same name (here). The photographer's site here and his tumblr there