September 25, 2016

Mandy Torres - Various

Mandy Torres (Amanda her real surname) is a young artist living in Louisiana (I love this place, I wish I could go back there sometimes) and here providing a very interesting iconography of nudes in naturalistic environments that gives the feeling not to be watchers only but in the place with the model. Everything seems so "amateur" at first glance, but actually there's always something that confirms that it's an artistic approach, and not only a testimony of a moment to remember as we all do when we took pictures in our life. Moreover, males and females are equally represented, which is a fine relief compared to most of the other nude iconographies. Strangely, it's closer to some asiatic and indian ways to consider photography than american's, and that's what makes her work important to feature on scoptophilia. Her tumblr site here. She's also on Instagram (there) but too much censorship to be the first choice to follow her. 

September 16, 2016

Raul Dap - Various

Most of you will surely think that this Spanish photographer (from Valencia) belongs more to erotic and porn than to art and maybe you're right. This feeling is enhanced by the fact that on his tumblr blog (here), he asks 53 € to provide all the pictures, not dissimilar to the sites that speculate on female nudity, even it models have surely been paid for their body to be used. But what I like in this work is the naturalistic and rather joyful atmosphere that it carries, and moreover the transgressive pictures with vulva largely exhibited or mixed with religious objects, not really your usual erotic or porn visual sustenance. He shot thousands of pictures (189 pages of blogs with 12 pictures by page even when you're not a member) and I didn't have the patience to look at all of them but I entered some tags in the researcher engine of his blog and I finally selected the ones I found the most interesting, intriguing, shocking or exciting. It's up to you to decide whether you agree or not. Note that his work is not focused on sex and here you'll have more precisions about all his activities (my google translater didn't accept to translate so impossible to read the texts). 

September 14, 2016

Ilia Lavreshkin - Various

He's Russian, lives in St Petersburg, is 33 years old, works as director of photography on movies and as a photographer, his styles are rather diverse but there is personality in his work although nothing totally unviewed. This is a selection of the ones I love, particularily the first one (a future cover sleeve for Forgotten Songs for sure). Sad I couldn't find more in high resolution and large size. Put your name on your images and let us share them please. This is the XXIst century, don't stay with the old propriety reflex that won't do any good to your notoriety. His site here. 

September 11, 2016

Serge Katama - Vivid photography

No way you can miss the name of the photographer is Serge Katama since it's watermarked on everyone of his pictures. I bet that most of you will consider it's pornographic and I can't say you're wrong but I finally find this classification is reductionism for the less and after all it's jurt erotism in which we can see sexes in action, and even more, I think it's a way to show bodies (most of them females it's true) the way the author sees them as the most aesthetically interesting, exciting, instructing. Each of us has his/her preferences, and here are Katama's ones. He's German, said to come from the art-side than from the photography, don't know what it means but I forward. I like the textures of his images, the strength and energy that diffuse from the postures and the acts shot. It's not revolutionary but it's good work and deserves to be in this scoptophilian temple (I'm joking). His tumblr site here and a portfolio there

September 3, 2016

Gyna Bootleg - Performances and picture sessions

Exactly one year ago, I published a post about Gyna Bootleg (Stephanie Neves, ex-Tinsel Teeth). But there was so much over the last 12 months from this rather extreme performer that she deserves to have another. It's sometimes quite rough to watch and she treats her body quite bad. The symbolism below is not clear and I'm not sure there is any, or maybe in an Artaud's way, meaning a totally idiosyncrasic one that doesn't need to be identified to travel from the creator to the viewer. Among the female body performers, she's surely the most distubing (didn't say disturbed) and may leave a lot of people rather dubious about the value of her work (and even the fact that it's work and not only fantasies from a deranged mind). Personally, I find there's a real poetry not only in what she does but in who she is. Not often someone is poetic. You'll find all these images on her tumblr blog here with videos of her performances (such as the ones below) sometimes with the band Sire.

GYNA BOOTLEG 6.13.2016 from joseph mauro on Vimeo.