Ideafixa is yet another online “magazine” where contributions are made from talented photographers, artists, designers and illustrators from all over the world. What makes this magazine so cool is that their 1st issue is based on the theme of “sex”. Some great contributions have been made by some of the talent we’ve featured on Sex in Art so be sure to check it out.
Archive for July, 2006
Fantastic work by Paris based designer and illustrator Matthieu Appriou. Super nice style. I’d love a few of his posters.
I stumbled upon this Flickr site of Cantik Fotos. He’s got some nice nude photography on there but what caught my eye was his Desolation Row set. A series of photos which capture a very interesting and futuristic looking abandoned housing project in Taiwan. PS: No offense to the photographer, or the model, but I have to say that my fave photos in the set are the ones which just feature the urban decay and amazing architecture.
Personal photos by Montreal based Photographer Jim Verburg who has split his portfolio into names of the men he has been intimate with. Far from the dark, gritty and sometimes crass realism of many other photographers who love to capture intimate moments. I find Jim’s work gentle and quite beautiful.
Considered the preeminent chronicler of youth culture in the photography world, American Photographer Lauren Greenfield’s documentary work has gained international exposure through her books, museum exhibitions, and magazine publications.
Her main body of work, Girl Culture, is a book and traveling exhibition and has become the definitive photographic documentation on American girls in the 21st century. Now in its fourth edition, the book is a ground-breaking exploration of girls’ relationships with their bodies and the popular culture. Much more work on her site and a “Girl Culture” specific gallery here. (via).
Edland Man was initially a fashion illustrator for international fashion magazines and later a known for his photography and acclaimed photomontages, made with and without the aid of a computer. There’s not much on his site, but what’s there sure is punchy.
Manifesto – we love the idea of this book. 150 Fashion professionals and 150 non-professionals are given a disposable camera and are asked to capture their view on fashion. All 300 images will be featured in the book which is due for release in 2007.
Since may 2004 the Museum of Porn in Art has been organizing exhibitions which take place in a small winestore called Edi’s Weinstube, situated in the heart of Zurich. Every month an open-minded audience gets spoiled with great contemporary porno-erotic art created by young international artists. Definitely a priority on our list of things to do when we visit Switzerland!
Photography by K Leo. Black blacks, sometimes dynamic, sometimes serene, always beautiful.
I’m not a fan of Adobe Photoshop filters, especially when applied at 100% to make a photo appear “painted”. Spain based artist Jehan Legac has a whole lot of filter art in his portfolio but I just couldn’t help enjoying some of the great colours and composition in his work. It’s dreamy, surreal and sexy (he obviously worships the female form). Bravo bravo bravo!
Some absolutely fantastic design work and personal sketches by Hong Kong based Illustrator and Graphic Designer H.C. Lee who graduated from Camberwell College of Art in London.
Simone Leigh (born in Chicago, lives and works in Brooklyn) is a Caribbean artist who’s ceramic sculptures draw parallels between the history of colonialism and the history of ceramics. By commenting on the stereotyping of race and ethnicity through subtle changes in ceramic glazes, Leigh provokes viewers into confronting their own superficial prejudices about the female body & the tradition of craft.
“My name is Jason Chan and I like to draw :)”
Yes we can tell Jason! Great illustration work by this young San Francisco based dude who hasn’t even graduated from illustration school yet. I especially like the vampyre stuff (hey I’m always a little partial to vampyres!).
Sweet little site of Hannah Kristina Metz, a Vancouver based make-up artist. Love her drawings and even her gore make-up stuff looks cute framed in this little site’s design.
Some very dark and twisted, highly detailed pencil work by New York based Artist Laurie Lipton.
Massimiliano Panzironi is an illustrator based in Rome and dolceQ is his online portfolio.
In his words: “this is my personal portfolio on the seductive sexy and so fucking artcore world of women and their universe…”
Haha, nice, we love a little engrish, especially when it’s as kinky as that!
We’ve received many sweet emails and plugs out there lately, we’re overwhelmed by the great feedback (which only makes us want to work on, and push Sex in Art even more).
Here’s a very sincere thanks to all the sexy people who have sent us mail with feedback and suggestions, to all the sexy sites out there who have linked us up and of-course to you for visiting (and hopefully spreading the word and re-visiting!).
Here’s a list of just a few of the diverse and great sites which have mentioned Sex in Art recently: K10K, Milinkito, La Petite Claudine, Erotismo Deluxe, Pixelsurgeon, Creamlog, Magnus Blomster, Heavy Backpack, Hugo Strikes Back, Notcot.org, The Reverse Cowgirl, Lost at E Minor, Erotismo Grafico, Tea and Oranges, My Dead Pony, Atellier 110 Photography, dIRTYzINE, zeroin, Fabu, notes from somewhere bizarre, Red Light District, Beautiful Decay, Faco, La gatera de Beguemot, Pornzio, Parumo, Valentina Tanni, Three Rivers Online, Banana Hole, Meta Link Boings, Girl on Girl, Moon Karma Zero, le bloG, Spiral Submissive.
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott are a dynamic London based photography duo who are way too cool for skool. They don’t seem to have an official site but are represented by Art Partner and have a small gallery of work here. I’ve also found a recent shoot they did of model Karen Elson.
Los Angeles based Photographer Kevin Rolly’s “oilgraphing” technique makes for some interesting textures. Oilgraphing is a process that Kevin developed in 1994, which makes a seamless blend of traditional photography and oil mediums. Click here to check out his site, or here to learn more about his oilgraphing technique. (via).
We’ve plugged them before, but hadn’t noticed how amazing the design of the SuicideGirls site is. Check it out, love the grunge, every section of the site is themed so well and their news feed is awesome.
“I’m 5′ and weight about 90 pounds, I have long brown hair and big brown eyes and I wear funny looking glasses. I have the kind of face that people feel like asking direction or the time from”.
It always amazes me when someone opens the doors to their lives online. Israel based Lily Dan does just that. Amazingly powerful, beautiful and sometimes disturbing photos and passages on her Flickr site (not to mention some fantastic art) and also a very honest blog. (via).
“Kate Steciw and Camilla Meshiea met 5 years ago at Smith College, in a photo class. They had to share a camera since there weren’t enough to go around. Their first shoot together was a bizarre, debaucherous affair involving hot dogs. They never stopped working together thereafter.”
New York photography duo Kate and Camilla put a fresh spin on portraiture by celebrating unexpected beauty and eroticism in their diverse subjects.
The starck work of New York based Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya.
“My portraits are the work generated as I explore the meaning of the desire and motivations that exist in the relationships between the young men who are my friends and at times, objects of affection, and myself, the artist. Photography is the drug that lowers my inhibition and permits me to investigate those networks of ambiguous relationships that grow out of platonic interest and sexual desire.
Photography is also a tool of pleasure, of indulgence, and of voyeurism. They are about potential, the erotic tension of the approach. This approach is just that and nothing more, a sexual act where both partners are engaged and distant. I photograph my sitters with as much nudity as they will allow me precisely because I am allowed this temporary indulgence, and because it asks both of us to acknowledge the oft-denied physical attraction within relationships”. (via).
You may be familiar with his artwork for the anti-McDonalds documentary “Super Size Me”. Ron English runs Popaganda, click around his site, there’s plenty of great work there.
“People are amazing and portraying them as they are is what I do”. Jannica Honey is a professional Photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland and Stockholm, Sweden. Her “real” and intimate style of photography is very much in the vein of other photographers we admire (Terry! OK there I said it, I feel better now). (via).
I stumbled upon some work by an Artist known as Panzar. He/She/They have some amazing 3D CG work here, but also have some erotic 2D work here, which lead me to their XXX erotic art at XXX Madness (it’s a paysite but you can check out some of his work on the tour). Scary! How deep does the rabbit hole go?!