Rankin is a British photographer whose clean, smooth edges and sensual imagery has become his trademark. His presentation of the female body, and the things that make the female body even more inviting, like lingerie, are done with reverence. He makes the women he’s photographing look icon in terms of stature and beauty.
Currently showing at the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibit “Killer Heels” explores the cultural history of the heeled shoe. No matter the perception, whether it be crippling, empowering, sculptural, fetishistic or intimidating, heels convey a powerful message, and continue to be an integral part of fashion. Contributions from designers like Brian Atwood, Zaha Hadid, Pierre Hardy, Iris van Herpen, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Christian Louboutin mix with the six films specially commissioned for the exhibition from Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome. A fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibit is available, and it’s a must-have.
Eniko is such a doe-eyed leggy doll. I adore this intimate shoot of her by the talented photographer Hasse Nielsen. Is there anything prettier than a lovely lady lounging on a couch, barely clothed, looking all soft and inviting? No, there is not!
We’ve been long time fans of the fantastic artist Soey Milk. Her work fully embraces and celebrates the things in women that we also love so much, their mystery, their sensuality, their power. Never shocking in its presentation, her work is softened with a prettiness that draws you in. The provacation that her girls are displaying is almost playful, while still remaining in complete control. Soeymilk’s site is here, her blog is here and you can follow her on twitter and instagram. She’s also a delightful, beautiful lady, so following her will bring some loveliness into your life. These are some of my favorites of her work, but I will definitely be posting about her again, because there are other sides to her as an artist that deserve their own posts.