Nunzio Paci is an artist living and working in Italy. His whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of his observation is body with its mutations. The intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination.” We love this work, and love how it advances a genre in anatomical works that we have been seeing in recent years. And Bologna continues to be a hotspot for young creatives.
Illustrations of Boixcar (Guillermo Sánchex Boix, 1917-1960) on the covers of El Mundo Futuro
Poussière d’étoiles (Stardust) is a series produced by the French photographer Ludovic Florent. It showcases dancers brimming with adding flour. Sand grains accentuate the majestic movement choreography.
Erotic-themed Baron Magazine had photographers Blommers & Schum do a bit of mirror imaging with males and females for this really interesting and mindbending shoot.
New Zealand’s Kelly Thompson was born in Rotorua, New Zealand and lived in Wellington for 10 years before moving to Melbourne where she is currently based.
We like Kent Williams
Lucia O’Connor-McCarthy is a freelance photographer based in London. Her main body of work consists of fashion editorials and portrait features for magazines as well as lookbooks and advertising work for designers and brands. While studying a Philosophy degree at Trinity College Dublin, Lucia was shortlisted for Ireland’s Most Influential Photographer at the Irish Fashion Awards. Upon graduating, she was featured amongst other up-and-coming fashion photographers in the ‘Dig the New Breed’ exhibition, selected and curated by Rankin - held at his Annroy Gallery in Kentish Town. Lucia is also a qualified PADI Divemaster and is avaliable to shoot commissions for underwater projects.
Since he was a child, Tom Fleming always knew wanted to be an artist. In 1990, he landed his first full time position as an artist/designer for the World Wrestling Federation by answering an ad in the New York Times. After three and a half years of a corporate environment, he decided to return to freelance. He immediately accomplished his childhood dream of painting comic book heroes by being commissioned by DC and Marvel Comics to illustrate characters such as Superman, Batman, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, The X-men, and all his favorites. Then in 1995, Tom decided not to limit himself to the comic industry alone and moved to Wilmington, NC, where he now resides and works out of his home studio. Tom has illustrated such diverse subjects as Science Fiction/Fantasy, Sports, Wildlife, Landscapes and advertising products, along with his erotic fantasy babes.
Inculcated by waves of Saturday morning cartoons, characters portrayed in comic book literature, and videogame culture, Tina Lugobecame instantly infatuated with the bright colors of the animated world. As she grew up, the social and sexual undertones of these cartoons unbridled themselves from the confines of her childhood memory. Tina began to realize that the sexual and often tongue-in-cheek humor she expressed had stemmed from what she had watched on early 90’s television and only fueled her passion to uncover the subversive and controversial qualities in the pop culture of yesteryear. The use of enamel and plexiglas in her work is to suggest that the smooth, hyper-gloss finishing of a world that allures us will always be beneath a transparent barrier we can touch but never enter-a replication of the voyeuristic qualities we all posses. Her style references and pays homage to her variety of modern influences which include: Takashi Murakami, Toshio Saeki, Hanna Barbera, Japanese animation, and Henry Darger. Tina Lugo was born and raised in the Bronx where she still resides. She studied at the School of Visual Arts where she obtained her BFA and worked with fellow artist, Nicolas Touron.
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Photographer Dafy Hagai has got this whole female self empowerment thing down pat. In a nod to her own coming-of-age in Israel – a place so often soaked in horror stories from the Gaza Strip as over a decade of tensions continue to simmer – Hagai’s new book Israeli Girls captures a gang of youths from her hometown, poised on the cusp of adulthood in an Americana-teen tinged summer dream, transported to the dusty streets of Tel Aviv. But behind the cheeky smiles and nostalgia-inducing snaps, essentially, Hagai, who is often surprised to hear that people expect these girls to be covered up and conservative, is championing a generation of females exploring their sexuality, body ownership and the beauty of girl power amongst an uncertain political and social climate.
Nuria Riaza's blue ballpoint drawings are meticulous, in every sense of the word. Not only are they exquisitely rendered with detailed, fine linework, but each piece displays the artist's very careful deliberation and composition (her grids of collected knick-knacks are a neat freak's dream). Riaza graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia.