Flesh Love. 80 Vacuum-Sealed Couples Photographed by Haruhiko Kawaguchi.

Flesh Love by Haruhiko Kawaguchi

Haruhiko Kawaguchi, who goes by the name Photographer Hal, is a Tokyo photographer and artist whose project FLESH LOVE literally vacuum packs couples of all types in 100x150x74 cm plastic bags. The idea is to keep love fresh forever. Once the air is sucked out of the bag by a vacuum cleaner, Kawaguchi only has about 10-20 seconds to take his pictures. Any longer and he would risk causing harm to his subjects. Read more

Bodies We Want. All The Athletes In The Buff from the 2011 ESPN Body Issue.

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above: Athlete Blake Griffith poses au naturel for ESPN’s Body Issue

ESPN The Mag’s 3rd Body Issue, went on newsstands yesterday, Friday, October 7 and features over 22 athletes in the buff, revealing their physiques while tastefully concealing their other assets. Athletes who span the world of sports including the four cover athletes below: Hope Solo, Gretchen Bleiler, Blake Griffin, and Jose Reyes. Read more

Milk Does A Body Good In Photos By Andrei Razumovsky. (NSFW)

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Milk may be good for your bones, skin and hair, but in these very titillating photos by Andrei Razumovsky Photography it will get your pulse racing, too. Read more

Winged Goddesses. Psyche II – Nudes & Butterflies By Carsten Witte.

Pysche II By Carsten Witte

Pysche II is a series of photographs by Hamburg-based photographer Carsten Witte, whose work often combines elements of nature and flora with the female form. Read more

Berlin Photographer Kerstin zu Pan’s Colorful Supervision Series

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by berlin photographer kerstin zu pan

“Beauty in unusual circumstances comes easily to the camera of Kerstin zu Pan, one of Berlin’s most original photographers. Her photos are moments amid stories – playful wild stories that leave the reviewer guessing. Her work is expressive, ebulliant, and strange. There is always more here than is apparent at first glance.”
–Clayton Maxwell, Eyemazing 3/2007











Thanks so much to Kerstin for her permitting me to reproduce these photos.

Credits:
Concept & photography: Kerstin zu Pan
Wig & Hair: Acacio da Silva
Make-up & Lashes: Karla Neff
Model: Britta Thie / Viva

See her other wonderful works at her website as well as information about editions, 
commercial requests and bookings
 here.

Kerstin zu Pan Photography

Stunning & Sexy Silver C-Prints By Guido Argentini


above: Sandy Silver Cover, 1995

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.


above: Sandy Silver Laying Down, 1995

above: Sandy Silver Butt, 1995

above: Sandy Silver Prayer 2, 1995

above: Giulia Silver 4, 2006

above: Sandy Silver Heart-Shaped, 1995

Buy any of the limited edition C-prints shown above here.

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.



above: Publisher Te Neues created several lovely calendars for 205 from the SILVEREYE series.

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

Celebrating Hairy Men; A Beautiful Book And A Backlash To Waxed Men Everywhere

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above: Hairy, Photographs by Robert Greene

This latest book is categorized by powerHouse books as “Gay Interest/Nudity” but it’s so much more than that. At a time when waxed chests and smooth bodies are all the rage (note my previous post on Gillette’s manscaping site, Norelco’s Bodygroom Manalogues and the Mangroomer), I am so pleased to see someone celebrating the masculinity of a hairy body. All hail the hirsute! Read more

A Revealing Project: Naked People By Photographer Sebastian Kempa

Naked People By Sebastian Kempa

Photographer Sebastian Kempa, 31, has an interesting photographic project called Naked People. As the name suggests, the site and shots in this post are in no way pornographic, but instead a simple study of ever day individuals, first as they appear in their normal clothing and then, in the same pose, only without clothing. Read more