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Past, Present and Future Art Projects

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It’s been a busy past 12 months, with several projects completed, several in progress and numerous others in planning and development.  To give you an insight, below is an up-to-date summary:

Completed pending inaugurate exhibition:-

Le Tre Grazie (The Three Graces) – The first ever photographic portrayal of the three Daughters of Zeus, comprising a 32 artworks, a special limited edition monograph and a video artwork.

I Misteri di Venezia – A collection of 50 photographic artworks, also produced as a photo-book of 50 images, each with a corresponding poem.  Opening in Venice, Italy.

Milk Maid – A series of photographic artworks, focused on Female Adult Lactation in all of it’s forms

In progress:-

Awareness in Manhattan – A photographic project consisting of a series of lenticular prints.  Opening in NYC and dedicated to aiding breast cancer research and awareness.

Wine Art – A glass sculpture project, based upon a limited series of hand-crafted wine bottles, combining glass sculpture, photographic art and wine.

Imagine ~ People In Peril – A body of photographic works, themed on the plight of human trafficking.  Opening in NYC and dedicated to aiding SISHA (www.sisha.org)

Chinese Mythology – A body of work inspired and themed by ancient Chinese mythological tales. Opening and cause as yet undecided.

Variations – A body of work inspired by paintings by several of the grand masters, including Klimt, Schielle, Courbet, Goya, etc.).  Opening and cause as yet undecided.

Future:-

Life Before Death – A mixed-media project based upon the social condition  Opening in NYC and dedicated to the micro-financing of social welfare needs in NYC.

The Pillow Book –  A photographic portrayal of the original book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shonagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi.  Opening in Tokyo and dedicated to aiding 24 Hour Television: “Love Saves the Earth”.

Kisaeng – A photographic book project based upon the officially sanctioned Korean female courtesans.  Opening in Seoul, Korea and dedicated to aiding abused women in Korea. 

The Woman Within – A body of photographic works themed on Islamic women’s rights. Opening in London, U.K. and dedicated to aiding The Honor Diaries.

Infinite Harmony – A large scale inter-active public sculpture project encompassing the U.K., Russia and The People’s Republic of China.

Fine Art Photograpy vs. Commercial Photography

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My latest article entitled “Fine Art Photography vs. Commercial Photography” has just been published on the AAD blog.  You can find the full article HERE.

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.

Workshop – 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 5 day workshop in the region of Puglia, Italy, covering all aspects of “Photography As A Fine Art”.

The workshop will run from 23rd to 27th September 2013. We are offering an all inclusive residential package including 6 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: PAAFA_puglia.

Kindly note that the workshop was originally being scheduled for August, but due to severe limitations on accommodation, we have rescheduled for September, 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.

Changes In The Photographic Art Market

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Cosplay from an edition of 5.

My latest article entitled “”Changes In The Photographic Art Market” can be found on the Art, Antiques and Luxury Design blog (AAD) via this link. Enjoy!

Yakuza ~ A Unique Photographic Novel

Yakuza ~ the novel

Yakuza ~ the novel

Yakuza ~ the novel

Yakuza

An Erotic Photo Novel

By Thomas Hodges and M.Christian

 

Yakuza is truly unique project about two people, a man and a woman, who, at first, felt torn between two worlds, but who come to understand – though their passion, their sexuality, the meeting of the their souls and spirits — that where they first saw conflict and isolation that there is actually a power in becoming the best of their separate worlds.

Alan is a man with the land of his birth, France, on one side and on the other his life as Yakuza, a member of Japanese organized crime.  Gaining the trust of a local family boss, his Yakuza Oyabun, he has risen through the ranks by his ruthlessness and his coolly calculating intelligence.  But no matter how high he rises within his crime family, his foreign birth will always keep him away from being truly accepted: Alan, no matter what he does or how well he does it, will always be the outsider.  That is, until he meets Natsuki, and he will understand that he is, and will always be, a part of something: the land of himself.

Natsuki is a woman caught in the strange domain where, on one side, she is Japanese, and so must be demure, polite, and most of all respectable, and on the other her own heated desires.  Her world was a one of simple colors, of a life mapped out and planned by the culture she was born into.  But then comes Alan, the exotic, the strange, the different, and she becomes enraptured by him and the colors running over his body in the form of his traditional Yakuza tattoos.  And with his colors, and his passion, will come for her a way to bridge her desires as well as her role in society.  With Alan will come a way for her to use him to paint her own unique canvas of life.

Yakuza, too, is a book that is also the best of both worlds: a project that straddles the visual and the literary, the photographic and the linguistic, the voyeuristic and the immersive.  Yakuza is a story, told with photographs – or a novel illustrated with images.

Created by famed photographic artist Thomas Hodges, and renown erotic author M.Christian, Yakuza is a beautiful, striking, and most of all, poignant work of sex, sensuality and passion.  Yes, Yakuza is explicit and erotic, but beyond the passion of its characters and its artist and writer, Yakuza is a work that does in its execution what its characters do within it: they show that despite differences, the gap between photographs and words, there is power and beauty in creating something with the strength of the two.

In Yakuza, Alan and Natsuki learn to be together, in their lives as well as their cultures, instead of apart — and so do Thomas Hodges and M.Christian demonstrate that the imagery of photography and the immersive nature of literature can also combine to create something special and truly memorable.

 

Thomas Hodges, a British national, currently residing in Italy, specializes in the art-nude and erotic-nude genres, but also produces a limited amount of work in abstract, architecture and landscape. Commercially, Thomas works in the Fashion and Beauty sectors, although this is progressively being replaced by his work in the movie industry, shooting film stills.

In 2006, Thomas founded the art movement “Imaginism”, primarily to encapsulate his own style of imagery. Regardless whether the image be that of the naked female form, an architectural monument, an urban or rural landscape of an unidentifiable abstraction, apply your imagination to see beyond what your eyes first behold!

More detailed information about Thomas Hodges can be read at Wikipedia.

His Official Website

His Commercial Website

 

M.Christian is – among many things – an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 300 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and Web sites.

He is the editor of 25 anthologies including the Best S/M Erotica series, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, The Mammoth Book of Future Cops and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi) and Confessions, Garden of Perverse, and Amazons (with Sage Vivant) as well as many others.

He is the author of the collections Dirty Words, Speaking Parts, The Bachelor Machine, Licks & Promises, Filthy, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and Coming Together Presents M.Christian; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, and Painted Doll.

More detailed information about M.Christian can be read at Wikipedia

His Official Website

Personal Interview in the WACCM TOO Group on LinkedIn

On 8 July 2010 in the WACCM TOO Group on LinkedIn, I gave a personal interview to group owner and moderator Mikkel Madsen. To read the full interview in PDF format, CLICK HERE.

The Gatsby Girl ~ New Limited Edition Series


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The series is inspired by the famous F. Scott Fitzgerald novel “The Great Gatsby”, and is a modern day celebration of the roaring twenties.

Sepia toned chromogenic print measuring 100 cm x 80 cm. (39.37″ x 31.50″).  A new series comprising 34 artworks, the Gatsby Girl series is available each in 4 editions.  The full series can be reviewed HERE .

Each print signed on the rear by the artist, and issued with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Available via selected gallery representatives, please e-mail me for further information.

“Exposure” ~ NYC

Voila, my attempt to spend a year in NYC gratis ! : CLICK HERE

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