Bo and Su Halloween Costume Extravaganza 2014 – 50s Fetish Models

October 27th, 2014|Categories: Erotica, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Day three of our Costume Extravaganza is a retro throwback to the iconic photographer Irving Klaw.  One of the first fetish photographers, he’s best known for his work with pin up queen Bettie Page, taking photographs that full of BDSM, heels, girl-on-girl, bondage, lingerie and more, his work was all done undercover, through mail order mainly, the photos taken in domestic settings with his sister Paula posing and taking many of the pictures herself.  Other burlesque stars such as Blaze Starr and Tempest Storm were also photographed by them.   Eventually censorship and legal problems forced him to close his business, but the pictures that he and his sister left behind are legendary in the world of art photography.  We decided to pull out all of our fetishy shoes and celebrate the obvious love of his models and his fetishes.   Remember that you can see our other costumes here on our flickr! 

 

Kate Moss by Nick Knight for i-D Magazine

October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Erotica, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This sexy, dark editorial from 2010 is one of my favorites by photographer Nick Knight, who loves to take silhouettes to the extreme and always has a beautiful sense of motion in his work.

Samantha Gradoville by Stevie and Mada for GQ UK, November 2013

October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Erotica, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Samantha Gradoville is a perfect retro sweater girl in these beautiful photographs by photographers Stevie and Mada.

William Mortensen, Master of Early Era Horror Photography

October 21st, 2014|Categories: Classic Celebrities, Erotica|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

William Mortensen is an art historical hero not well known to the masses. Mortensen began as a Hollywood artist; a contemporary of Cecil B. DeMille who worked in everything from set decoration to costumery. He was a photographer too, and as the jack-of-all-trades grew more popular in the film industry, he was able to photograph the likes of Jean Harlow and Peter Lorre, the resulting images ending up in glamorous magazines and bestselling books. Except Mortensen was no typical portrait artist.

Influenced by the burgeoning genre of horror film growing inside studios like Universal in the 1920s and ’30s, he produced portraits that were more nightmare than reality. Manipulating his images with printmaking techniques and rather primitive collage-like practices, his artworks looked like paintings rather than photographs. Given the subject matter — monster primates, transfixing nudes and anything occult — it was just easier to assume the former. His non-celebrity imagery had no limits, as he obsessed over torture, death and unbridled sexuality. (text from here)

LouLou, Gigi, Charlotte and Cara by Sebastian Faena

October 20th, 2014|Categories: Erotica, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sebastian Faena is a master of the subtly erotic.  Using vintage inspired black and white photography, languid poses, expressions of joy turning into ecstascy, he presents couture-clad models looking gorgeously sexy.  When a modern style is needed, his ability to capture the model’s personality comes out, and he engages the viewer through their direct eye contact.  Both these shoots are perfect examples of his talent.

Loulou Robert, Gigi Hadid And Charlotte Free by Sebastian Faena For Porter #5 Winter 2014

Cara Delevingne by Sebastian Faena for John Hardy Jewelry, Fall 2014