Each year, in ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue, there’s a breathtaking photo editorial of athletes in the buff. These “bodies we want” are shot by numerous well-known photographers in varied styles. The elegant portraits capture these toned sports heroes wearing nothing but talent. Read more
The 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is out and as they’ve done in the past, they have featured the body painting of Joanne Gair on several of the models. Wearing nothing but Joanne’s talent upon their skin, here’s a look at many of Walter Iooss Jr.’s photographs of models Alyssa Miller, Anne V, Ariel Meredith, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, and Nina Agdal. Read more
As it hit the newsstands in Milan two days ago, the September issue of Vogue Italia had a cover that looked a little different. Why? Because it was shot in Vogue’s newest photography frontier, 3D. Enclosed with the Italian issue was a special pair of 3D vision glasses. Read more
Photographer’s Limited Editions is offering photographer Guido Argentini’s stunning and sexy silver series c-prints (say that ten times fast) from his collectible book and series, SILVEREYE. The six available images shown below are limited to 3 editions each, measure a large 47″ x 47″ and cost approximately $9,000.00 USD a piece.
About the photographer:
Born in Florence, Italy Guido Argentini studied Medicine for three years at the university of Florence before turning to photography as a career. At 23 he decided to turn his passion into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty. Since 1990 he has lived in the USA, in Los Angeles.
His work has been published by some of the leading magazines in the world such as “Marie Claire”, “Men’sHealth”, “Panorama”, “Playboy”, “Vogue”, “Max”, “Maxim” and many others.
In 2003, Guido Argentini’s first book, shown above,“SILVEREYE”, presented an exquisite series of studio and landscape nudes. That work was a reflection of the artist’s great personal passion for sculpture and dance.
In his second book, “PRIVATE ROOMS”, 2005, Mr. Argentini offers an entirely different type of personal journey, one where eroticism and beauty are clearly inseparable. Within these pages, we are invited to take a glimpse into a unique ‘feminine universe’.
This second book is the result of ten years of photographs, all taken in the intimacy of closed rooms, ancient villas, modern apartments, many hotels, from the most elegant five-star locations enriched with luxurious velvets and four-posted beds to the most squalid insignificant hourly-rate motels furnished with cheap plastic chairs and worn-out wallpaper. A universe where all these rooms become the theaters of the artist’s self-directed voyeuristic fantasies.
His latest book, “REFLECTIONS” was published in 2007. A vast collection of photographs of women looking at themselves in mirrors: a sort of unconscious research about the woman who studies herself, falls in love, and gets lost in her own image.
Check out or purchase several of Guido Argentini’s Books and Calendars
Guido Argentini‘s site
Scent of a Woman for men: Now available in a bottle. Last week, Tom Ford debuted a new ad campaign which featured his newest Men’s Fragrance directly between the legs of a naked, and nicely waxed, woman. Another fragrance from Germany, Vulva, is being sold with similar imagery.
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Please be aware that the following post is NSFW and sexually suggestive. Therefore it should not be viewed by those under the age of 18.
The campaign has been controversial for obvious reasons and as you can see below, what has run in the US publications is a tamer, less titillating version of the actual photographs.
Below are the original photographs for Tom Ford’s campaign shot by Terry Richardson. These are the uncropped photos and are not marred with giant logos. The ads ran cropped and with the logos, of course, as you will see below.
I fear he has started a trend. Meet Vulva.
Now, a German company Vivaeros has a product called Vulva.
And although the site, shots, and ads seem like a ‘spoof’ on the Tom Ford work, the company insists the product is for real. They describe it as a “beguiling vaginal scent” and is selling it both as a fragrance for men to wear seemingly to bring them pleasure in the absence of the real thing and for women to wear during intercourse to stimulate their own pleasure.
Tagline in their tv spot? Smell me and Cum. Hence the url: smellmeand.com
Below is a clip from Jonathan Ross of the BBC as he talks about “Vulva” on his television show.
If you’re going to the site, it’s full of nudity, so please view at your own discretion and only if you are 18+ years of age.
About Tom Ford’s Controversial new ad campaign from WWD:
Though the designer took a more demure approach in his original ad campaign for his new fragrance, he’s decided to shock the masses once again, switching images shot by Marilyn Minter in April for racier photographs of a dewy woman’s body taken by Terry Richardson.
The photos range from tame to titillating — the most shocking being the Tom Ford for Men bottle wedged between a woman’s glistening thighs, with the bottle barely covering her bare genitalia. “We loved the original Marilyn Minter images, but while on a shoot with [Richardson] in Milan, we decided that a sharper, more graphic approach clearly communicated the bold and provocative mood of the fragrance,” said a spokeswoman for Tom Ford Beauty, a division of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
Want some Hi-res vaginas on your desktop?
You can download the Tom Ford ads as wallpaper for those of you who want to see a large brazilian wax staring back at you from your computer. Click here for the downloads of Tom Ford wallpaper here.
Or the Vulva Wallpaper downloads here.