Boring still life objects turned into intriguing erotic images

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By Alison Zavos in New Art on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Amsterdam-based photographers Blommers and Niels Schumm both studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and started working together in 1998. They operate in a zone between fashion, art and photography, with shifting perspectives, where images move back and forth between different meanings. In this shoot for Baron Magazine, Blommers and Schumm made normal objects appear erotic. ‘It’s nice that people think they are perverts, looking at these boring still lifes,’ they say. [via Feature Shoot]

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New photography by Alva Bernadine

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By Alva Bernadine in New Photography on Friday 16 December 2011

Try to click the picture of an axe man reflected in a woman’s sunglasses on the first page of my website and the picture breaks up and parts revealing the legend: I am a One Man Subculture. The website, which I designed to complement my work, takes you on a labyrinthine tour of my photography. You have to navigate your way past and through surprising interactive javascript animations that are artworks in their own right for the pictures to be revealed.

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Lynn Palewicz

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By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Tuesday 4 May 2010

The eroticism in Lynn Palewicz photographs are fraught with uncomfortable notions of possession and objectification — she often uses dolls in her work, making them look like real flesh and blood at times while also pulling the curtain aside with reminders of scale and contrasting skin and plastic textures. Her skin drawings create another set of illusions, implying pain and violence that intertwines with sexuality and the physicality of human bodies.

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