Monday, August 31, 2015

Flesh Sculptures by Cao Hui

Chinese artist Cao Hui creates flesh sculptures of everyday objects for his series I Want To Play God.
(via iGNANT)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Recycle series by Jean-François Lepage

Jean-François Lepage (b.1960) is a photographer whose working methods are closer to that of a painter. His paradoxically alluring and disquieting photographs bare evidence to a process in which he physically cuts, draws and works into their surface to intricately evolve and brutally deconstruct the original image. Lepage’s intuitive approach to the image-making process is cathartic. “I’m like a surgeon who faces his patient with lucidity and commitment but with the absolute certitude that the only person I can really save is — myself.”
Jean-François Lepage will be represented at Unseen Photo Fair 2015 (18-20 Sept. 2015) by Galerie Madé.
[Previously: Jean-François Lepage Photography]

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Succubus by Alva Bernadine

Succubus is the new ongoing serie by Alva Bernadine.

quote [Here are half of the new pictures from my ongoing Succubus series, which is my interpretation of the myth and along with the series is undoubtedly my most powerful video so far.

A succubus is a female demon that has sex with men in their sleep. The male version is an incubus. They arise from medieval christian demonology and the first mention of a succubus is in the 1300s. They have sexual intercourse with their victims in order to possess their bodies. Lilith, the supposed first wife of Adam was said to be the first succubus.

I started this series long before Photoshop. I had a technique I had not used for a few years that involved using card infront of the lens and shooting one half then the other on the same frame of 35mm film. I used it to create disembodied hands in my early work. Trying to think of a way to ressurect the technique but on a new subject, it occurred to me to try it with nudes. For my first attempt I had a girl standing in my corridor and shot her top half, had her turn round then shot the bottom half. Luckily the join was so exact that the final print needed no retouching. Later on with the advent of Photoshop, I started using it because people thought my succubi were photoshopped in any case. It was suggested to me that my succubi were more like male fantasies and over time they became more and more explicit, some straddling the line between art and pornography].

[Previously on... Alva Bernadine @ Unscathed Corpse]

Friday, August 28, 2015

Part 4 of Real sex in mainstream movies

One year after Part 3 of Real sex in mainstream movies here we are again with a new selection of 8 mainstream movies featuring real sex. And here's the whole thing.

Embedded in one page:

The Man-Eater with Loredana Cannata
Extremism Breaks My Balls with Scarlett Anderson
Nymphomaniac by Lars von Trier with Charlotte Gainsbourg [the thumbnail]
The Band by Anna Brownfield
Gandu by Q
Hotel Desire by Sergej Moya with Saralisa Volm
Love Actually Sucks by Scud with Linda So
The Bunny Game by Adam Rehmeier with Rodleen Getsic

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sand Castles By Calvin Seibert

New York-based artist Calvin Seibert builds elaborate architectural sand castles.
quote [Building "sandcastles" is a bit of a test. Nature will always be against you and time is always running out. Having to think fast and to bring it all together in the end is what I like about it.
I rarely start with a plan, just a vague notion of trying to do something different each time. Once I begin building and forms take shape I can start to see where things are going and either follow that road or attempt to contradict it with something unexpected.
In my mind they are always mash-ups of influences and ideas. I see a castle, a fishing village, a modernist sculpture, a stage set for the oscars all at once.
When they are successful they don't feel contained or finished. They become organic machines that might grow and expand. I am always adding just one more bit and if time allowed I wouldn't stop].

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Diaries Project by João Guedes

quote [The Diaries Project is a gorgeous, sexy Tumblr belonging to photographer João Guedes, who is based in Vancouver and São Paulo. He’s also on Behance].
(via Violet Blue)
[Thumbnail model: Catharina]

Monday, August 24, 2015

Calligraphy On Girls

Typography meets erotica? Calligrapher Pokras Lampas is back with a new set of Calligraphy on Girls session.
[Thumbnail model: Olga Kobzar- Photo by Igor Koshelev]

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Dismaland Bemusement Park by Banksy

Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper? Then Dismaland Bemusement Park by Banksy is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus… Dismaland is situated on the seafront in legendary Weston-super-Mare (UK) and due to unprecedented demand “the UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction” is currently unable to process online ticket sales. A photo gallery.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dean McDowell Artwork

quote [Dean McDowell was born, lives and works in Northern Ireland. Graduating with honours in graphic design, he worked within the graphics industry for several years before moving into field of fine art. Through the fine art medium he is intrinsically drawn to the beauty within sorrow, this can be seen in his surreal portrait of people. Initially one is drawn in by the dark emotional subject matter and the circumstances of the image, and finally asked to question not only their perspective but the artist’s final intent. Using traditional painting techniques, coupled with his knowledge of illustration he plays with the atmosphere of each painting, never deciding what the mood will be until the final brush stroke].

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hearing Colors

Produced as a part of The Connected Series, Hearing Colors, is a short film that explores the life of Neil Harbisson, a man who was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that leaves 1 in 30,000 people completely colorblind. But Neil isn’t colorblind, far from it. After convincing his doctors to implant an antenna into the back of his head, Neil now possesses a new sense – the ability to hear colors. In this short film by Greg Brunkalla, Neil takes you through a day in his life and into an entirely new world.