February 25, 2016

Daniel D. Teoli Jr. - Bikers' Mardi Gras



Born in 1954 (at least, one photographer who is older than me) in California, Daniel T. Teoli has a passion for people from the margins of our politically correct western society, misery and sex in all their versatility being his main scoptophilian tropism. Great it's also mines (and yours if you come here often). The rest seems so mainstream, so untasty, unexciting, uninteresting. Here is a series called Bikers' Mardi Gras, and the title says it all. Although I'm far from being a bikers aficionado (a bicycle is the most sophisticated 2-wheel vehicle I can climb on), looking at these pictures makes me feel to be part of it. So much unashamed fun in these nude exhibitions is so refreshing in the contemporary prudery. More about this series here. Another post about the 70's work of this great photographer later on this blog. 

February 15, 2016

Cathy Akers - Pee Performances


























Didn't find any statement from this young California-based multi-supports artist who self-shot these pictures of her peeing in various outdoor places in 2005-06. They are exhilarating and intriguing in their simplicity. Not at all the erotic way to show pissing women in classic porn. Funny this so natural physiological act shown in this so natural way is now hanging in galleries. Her site here.

February 9, 2016

Sookie Sirene - Still more recent works





































I usually don't post more than once a year pictures from the same artist, but I do an exception for Sookie Sirene since this is the 4th (previous ones here), the last being not older than 3 months. Why? Because I really love her work and specially her recent one. Really don't know why among the vast amount of self-portraits shot by women around the net-world, this is my favorite. Maybe because it epitomizes what image of our own body is: a way to shout that we're alive and looking like we look like, a sort of carnal tautology. And moreover, her gestures and postures are wonderful and she has a hell of body to incarnate them. I did a selection among the numerous shots from each session and really tried to chose my favorites. There are a lot of sites where you can see her work but it seems the best one is her tumblr blog here. Of course, never stay on her Instagram and Facebook pages where tits are the object of a phobia when ultraviolence, rape or beheading are not. That's modern times. 

February 5, 2016

Charlotte Rampling - Images













































Having recently watched "45 years", another proof that Charlotte Rampling is one of the greatest actress in history, I feel the need to post some images of her throughout the 50 years of her career (second post). I chose pictures in high quality and that showed how she has never hesitated to take risks with her "image", more specifically in the late years, where age leads most of actresses that built their notoriety on their beauty, to desperately triy to erase the traces of time and control their... image. So, the name of this series will be "Images" of course.