Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The provocative pin up art of Lorenzo Sperlonga

Lorenzo Sperlonga was born in 1969 in Rome, Italy and he has been living in Los Angeles, California since 1997. He is an internationally acclaimed pin up artist who has explored all the intriguing facets of this very successful and popular genre.
Moving from glamour to fetish, from pulp to fantasy, he always paints the most provocative girls in their most suggestive behaviors. He exclusively works with old fashion techniques as acrylics, watercolors, pencils and occasionally with oils.
[Previously: Lorenzo Sperlonga Pinups]

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Caves of Ra Paulette

Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like, 'eighth wonder of the world' art caves into the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico. Each creation takes him years to complete, and each is a masterwork. But patrons who have commissioned caves have cut off nearly all of his projects due to artistic differences. Fed up, Ra has chosen to forego commissions altogether and create a massive, 10-year project, his Magnum Opus.
In 2010 Ra was approached by Jeffrey Karoff about making a film documenting Ra’s work. The result is the award winning short film CaveDigger.

Monday, December 29, 2014

"The Guess Who Project" by Igor Oussenko

Fashion photographer Igor Oussenko contributed in Treats! Magazine, with The Guess Who Project. quote [The anonymity of the striking figures lends a certain aura of mystique and enticement to the composition that leaves us intrigued, wanting more].

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Pirelli Calendar 2015 by Steven Meisel

Shot by Steven Meisel, best known for his work for the infamous Sex book featuring his friend Madonna, next year's Pirelli calendar - entitled Calendar Girls 2015 - brings together 12 of the world's most sought-after models: Adriana Lima, Natalia Vodianova, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana, Sasha Luss, Anna Ewers, Carolyn Murphy, Cameron Russell, Gigi Hadid, Candice Huffine, Karen Elson and Joan Smalls.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Men and dolls by Benita Marcussen

quote [Copenhagen-based photojournalist Benita Marcussen contacted several sex doll enthusiasts through an online forum and convinced them to let her photograph them with their prized possessions]. The complete photo gallery.
"The men featured care about their dolls and treat them with respect like dear friends," Marcussen wrote in a statement sent to The Huffington Post. "They care for them like material things with a little more presence and personality".
"They agree to have their picture taken because they feel that there is more to the story than the regular ‘man owns a sex doll’ - even though most still choose to be anonymous," Marcussen said. "The majority of the doll owners stay completely out of anything that has to do with media as they feel society often misunderstand and it does affect them, naturally".

Ben Rains Photography

Ben Rains lives in Bloomington, Indiana. USA. Tumblr.
quote [Curiosity motivates me, and it serves as the underlying driving force for my artwork. Photography is the most natural way for me to engage that curiosity, and it also provides me with a pretext to explore the environment and people around me. In the process of this exploration I photograph what I find interesting and beautiful, telling its story as well as my own].
[Thumbnail model: Sharnayla]