Tag Archives: erotic

Evolution or Devolution?

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When it come to erotic art, it is very apparent that the world, as opposed to advancing in mentality, has significantly receded. This recent article published in “The Times of Israel” bears witness to this fact: READ HERE

This is presumably not least of all due to the influence of modern day religion (and by modern day I am referring to everything within this past 2000 years or so) who teach that everything pertaining to sexuality or even simple nudity, is evil or dirty. In-fact, if one were to follow the teachings of modern day religion, it’s amazing there are any people!

Facebook themselves are a perfect example of draconian mentality when it comes to such subject matter.

Not so the case with the world’s ancient cultures, who not only embraced nudity and sexuality, but in many cases also worshipped it, especially in an artistic context.

So much for evolution, it seems to me that the modern world is in “devolution” when it comes to this subject!

Myself excluded of course, as is demonstrated by some of my more controversial works, such as the following (ATTENTION, NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK IF BEING VIEWED IN 2014, BUT PERFECTLY OK IN 2000BC AND BEFORE!).

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Chez Claude . . .

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The editorial series “Chez Claude” shot back in 2006, consists of 140 images destined for book publication (details will be provided in due course). However, the entire series is also being made available as limited edition artworks, each available as an edition of 5 (+2 AP).

Archival black and white pigment prints on Baryta paper. Standard print dimensions are 60cm x 40cm (24” x 16”). Both larger or smaller print sizes are available upon request. Regardless of print size, the number of editions of each image will be strictly limited to 5. Each print is signed, dated and numbered verso and issued with Certificate of Authentication signed by the artist. Available through selective representatives globally (contact me for specific enquiries).

The entire series of 140 images can be viewed HERE (displayed using the recently updated HTML presentation, now viewable on any platform).

Workshop – Erotic Photography As A Fine Art

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I am pleased to announce that in collaboration with Expo-Arts Global Foundation, I will be hosting a second workshop (the details of the other can be read in the previous blog post), which is a 3 day event, again in the region of Puglia, Italy, but in this case covering the subject matter ”Erotic Photography As A Fine Art”. The workshop will run from 4th to 6th October 2013.

As with the other event, we are offering an all inclusive residential package 3 nights accommodation in a typical Pugliese Masseria (farm house), and will include all food and beverage, enabling the participants to indulge in the gastronomic delights of the region (including the wines).

Full details of the package can be found in the detailed brochure, which can be viewed and downloaded via this link: EPAAFA_pugliaKindly note, as stated on the first page, the content of the brochure is intended for adults only.

As with the other workshop, this event was also originally scheduled for August, but due to severe limitations on accommodation, we have in this case rescheduled for October, as per the dates above.

Imaginism . . . Artwork Previews Via My Tumblr Blog

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Previews of artworks as yet not viewable on my official website can be found on my Tumblr blog, which is entitled “Imaginism” and can be found HERE.  For enquiries on any of the works in question, please don’t hesitate to email me at: contact@photoconception.com.

Art Erotica – Cork Street, London 19th – 27th January 2012

Erotic art has a long and distinguished, if controversial, tradition in the history of modern art. Arguably, eroticism in art brings us closer to our humanity, yet there are few genres in the arts that have been as under-represented and unjustly maligned as expressions of what we, in all our rich diversity, find erotic.

Art Erotica is a new event in the London art calendar that will present a long- overdue, high-profile opportunity to exhibit for artists producing work in the erotic genre. Brought to you by the organizers of the Cork Street Open Exhibition – a respected international event, founded four years ago – Art Erotica will benefit a selected charity and will be juried, with submitted work carefully and rigorously chosen for exhibition by a panel drawn from leading figures in the UK art world.

The diverse Exhibition will span most mediums, including painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, drawing, mixed media construction and original prints by emerging and established artists from around the world. Photographs by American photographer James Armstrong, and drawings by internationally acclaimed artist Jamil Nasqh, will be shown for the first time.

In addition to spectacular visual art we are happy to present talks and public readings by a stellar line-up of art historians, critics, philosophers and actors, all focused on the erotic theme.

We invite you to join us in January to explore, discover and discuss Art Erotica. The full events programme can be downloaded HERE

Information and Tickets: Web: www.ArtEroticaExhibition.co.uk – Email: info@ArtEroticaExhibition.co.uk

I have two artworks short-listed for this event, which are the following:-

Shunga

Size: 98cm High x 128cm Wide
Medium: Archival Pigment Print Photograph on Hahnemühle Bamboo.

The piece entered is No. 4 of 4. There are 4 Available.

Full info: HERE

Inversion, Pervsion

Medium: Archival Pigment Print Photograph on Hahnemühle Photo Rag

Size: 68cm High x 88cm Wide

The piece entered is No. 2 of 5 There are 4 Available.

Full info: HERE

For additional information please feel free to e-mail me directly.

Inversion, Perversion

Inversion, Perversion ~ the series

Inversion, Perversion ~ the series

Inversion, Perversion ~ the series

A recently created series of artworks, consisting of a mix of negative inversion and solarisation (Sabattier effect) of the digital negative.  “Inversion, Perversion” is a play of reversal, concealing that revealed, revealing that concealed, white to black and black to white, addressing the perception and conception of erotism within society, along with colour and race.  “Inversion, Perversion” brings a new perspective to classic erotism, challenging traditions, whilst at the same time using age old traditions within the process of creation and production.

A series of 14 artworks, each available in 5 editions (+ 2 a.p.).  Archival pigment prints, on Hahnemühle Photo Rag (308 g/m2).. Dry mounted with a 4 cm passe-partout, framed behind glass.  Print size is 80 cm (31.50″) x 60 cm (23.62″).  Signed, dated and numbered verso and issued with artist’s Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series of 14 artworks can be viewed HERE. For additional information or other enquiries, please e-mail me.

Prisoner of Love

Prisoner of Love ~ the series

Prisoner of Love ~ the series

Almost all of us at some stage in our lives are a “Prison of Love”, and this series of 14 artworks pays homage to that fact.

Produced in 2006. Hand-toned archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin (310 g/m2). Each artwork available in an edition of 5 (+2 a.p.). Artwork measures 60 cm (23.62″) x 40 cm (15.75″). Dry mounted and framed behind glass with pass-partout boarder. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series of 14 artworks can be viewed HERE. Available internationally via selected representatives, please contact me for additional information.

The Art of Love

The Art of Love ~ the series

The Art of Love ~ the series

The Art of Love, is perhaps one of my most sexually explicit artwork series that I have ever produced. Interestingly, it is also one of the most popular.  The objective of the series was to capture the most intimate of moments and to portray them visually in a truly sensual and emotional context, rendering the explicit sexual/pornographic aspects of the images secondary.  I believe this series succeeds in this objective.

A series of 20 artworks, each available as an edition of 5.  Cross-tone archival pigment prints, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag (308 g/m2), dry mounted, and framed behind glass to client’s specification. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Artworks measure 80 cm (31.50″) x 60 cm (23.62″).

The full series of 20 artworks can be viewed HERE. Available internationally via selective representatives. Please contact me for additional information.

Shunga

Shunga ~ the series

Shunga ~ the series

Shunga is a Japanese term for erotic art.  Most shunga are a type of ukiyo-e, usually executed in woodblock print format.  While rare, there are extant erotic painted handscrolls which predate the Ukiyo-e movement.  Translated literally, the Japanese word shunga means picture of spring; “spring” is a common euphemism for sex.

The ukiyo-e movement as a whole sought to express an idealisation of contemporary urban life and appeal to the new chonin class.  Following the aesthetics of everyday life, Edo period shunga varied widely in its depictions of sexuality.  As a subset of ukiyo-e it was enjoyed by all social groups in the Edo period, despite being out of favour with the shogunate.  Almost all ukiyo-e artists made shunga at some point in their careers, and it did not detract from their prestige as artists.  Classifying shunga as a kind of medieval pornography can be misleading in this respect.

This photographic portrayal of Shunga is one of the very few photographic portrayals in existence.  The series consists of 26 artworks, each available as an edition of 4.  Printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo (290 g/m2), dry mounted and custom framed (Japanese themed) behind glass. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Artworks measure 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″).

The full series of 26 artworks can be viewed HERE.  Available world-wide via selective representatives, please contact me for additional information.

For The Love of God

For The Love of God ~ the series

For The Love of God ~ the series

nun is a woman who has taken vows committing her to live a spiritual life.  She may be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent (courtesy of Wikipedia).

As the definition states, “a nun is also a women”, a female, with the same physical make-up of any other women. This series of works pays hommage to this fact, to the women within the closed domains of religious beliefs.

A series of 30 artworks, each available as an edition of 4 (+2 a.p.).  Archival pigment prints, printed on Arches Infinity Cold Press (225 g/m2).  Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Dry mounted and framed behind glass to client’s specification.  Artworks measure 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″).

The full series of 30 artworks can be viewed HERE. Available world-wide via my representatives. Please contact me for additional information.