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Makes Odd Hours September 10, 2010

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Pierre Dal Corso photographs the strangest angles. The models are puppets in his lens. It’s remarkable.

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The Natural Girl January 24, 2010

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Chris Craymer does a lovely job of capturing the softness in his models. No schmaltz, just a wonderful optimism (which is a lot tougher than it sounds). I’m not sure who does his styling, or if it’s all his own, but it’s inventive and matches the photos brilliantly.

Enjoy. Click here.

Katja Rahlwes – Photo Crop February 3, 2008

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Katja Rahlwes

I like Katja’s style. Clautrophobic crops on open lighting setups make for a slick, angular portfolio of fashion.

Link to Katja’s Portfolio 

Large Provocation September 16, 2007

Posted by Ivan Pols in beauty, burlesque, character design, comic, comic strip, design, drawing, erotic, erotica, Facebook, fashion, female, figurative art, flickr, funny, hot girls, illustration, media, models, myspace, objectification, photography, Pinups, social network, women.
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Maggie AP

I’m on the e-mail blast list of Agent Provocateur, not only because I like women in lingerie but because their web experiences are typically awesome. They partner with some great talent to bring a sense of humour and sophistication to frilly bits covering pink bits. Their latest endeavour, Lessons in Lingerie starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mindy and Tullulah is no exception. It’s just fun.

Mindy AP

And while Maggie and the girls look amazing trussed up in their silks, it’s the illustration that links all the photos together that makes it great. I’m having trouble finding someone to take credit for the work though (so if someone knows please tell me and I can update this blog and heap praise where it should be heaped). The illustration was done by Tim Major, an drawer of the erotic. I haven’t found an online portfolio (something about the unwanted attention perhaps?) but if you plug his name into Google Images you’ll find some fun stuff.

I can direct some kudos at the branding company behind the AP campaigns, Large. Based in London and Copenhagen they add quite of lot to fill out their clients curves (sales and sexiness). Their rhetoric is not especially ground breaking but the work is beautiful and effective. Which is usually more than enough.

Anyway, back to the AP site. They’ve tried to expand the experience by putting Mindy on Myspace and Facebook (we’re BFBFF) and do-it-yourself book covers that you can share on Flickr. All of which seem to have had an unfortunately luke warm start (I’m not sure about Myspace because I can’t find Mindy by searching. Myspace has the worst search on earth!) They also use the drip feed method of quality content fed to you over time. There will be more adventures released over time. If any brand should understand teasing it’s this one. In the name of fun and commerce, go visit.

Agent Provocateur
Large

Mindy

ps. The full credits are in the Comments. Thanks to Large for supplying the names I was missing.

Julia Fullerton-Batten: Deep Quiet August 11, 2007

Posted by Ivan Pols in art, beauty, figurative art, images, models, painting, photography, portfolio, women.
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 Julia Fullerton-Batten

Julia Fullerton-Batten is a photographer who creates compelling images from the seemingly mundane. The old woman in the washroom. The school girls in a playground. The house of cards on a table. They all take on an unreal quality that just sucked me in. They’re sophisticated paintings of light and quite beautiful to sit and look at.  The visual depth she puts into her images make them seem like stolen moments. Julia has shown her work in The National Portrait Gallery in London and the work must be quite something to see in person.

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Rasmus Mogensen – Photographer July 20, 2007

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Rasmus

Rasmus Mogensen is a fashion and beauty photographer. Or I could say, Rasmus Mogensen is a fantastic image creator. Or I could just sit here speechless. His fashion sets have some beautiful textural and conceptual elements and he has an amazing finish on his work that makes you want to look closer and closer. It was nearly impossible to choose an image for this post. Awesome work and well worth bookmarking.

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Portfolio 

Phamous Update July 7, 2007

Posted by Ivan Pols in art, articles, culture, design, erotic, erotica, fashion, female, film, hot girls, models, music, objectification, Phamous 69, photography, portfolio, women.
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 Phamous Picture

It seemed to take Phorever! I’ve finally spotted some new content on Phamous 69, everyone’s favourite diamante encrusted glam ero-disco magazine. If you haven’t seen it yet, picture high-end photography, film and writing applied to slick surfaces (including models) with a whiff of decadence. City kids swear by it.

Phamous 69 

Diesel’s Liquid Space June 28, 2007

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Diesel have done something beautiful. This image creation is absolutely startling and I can only imagine what a treat it would have been to see this live.

“Diesel’s Creative Team (under the direction of Wilbert Das) based the show on an aquatic theme entitled “Liquid Space” and brought together Barcelona animation studio Dvein – who worked on the CGI visual effects and 3D animations – and Danish multi-media production agency, Vizoo, who provided the innovative technology for the show, which they had created themselves. Neither studio, say Diesel, had previously worked on anything like this before.”

Creative Review have a great article.
Diesel

Michael David Andre – Blurry Artist April 28, 2007

Posted by Ivan Pols in art, erotica, geek, hot girls, models, objectification, photography, photoshop, women.
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MDA

Michael David Andre is a guy who loves pornographic images and photoshop (for colour correction). His site is fairly safe for work considering what he builds his art out of: apparently mostly found porn images. The feel of his work is worth a look even if, like me, you’re not entirely convinced that this work has any resonance.

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ADD:I got a mail from Michael explaining his work and technique, which I think is damn nice of him. The visual effect is interesting because it’s not a Photoshop creation. He says: “The distortion in my work is made using optical lenses in front of the Polaroid camera that I use to reshoot pictures.  Call it adaptive recycling if you really need a conceptual explanation.”

400 Strippers April 8, 2007

Posted by Ivan Pols in burlesque, documentary, fashion, female, models, objectification, photography, polaroids, women.
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 Beehive

This Flickr account has a sampling from 400 Polaroids of strippers trying out for dancing jobs at a club in Southern California. They were shot during the 60’s and 70’s and were bought for $10. For image collectors it’s a bit of a treasure trove (the junk shop variety) and worth a look. Bring back the beehive!

(via Hasnain)