London’s Lawrence Alkin gallery recently exhibited Paramour, a provocative, erotic art series created by Nick Smith. Using Pantone® styled color paint chips, Smith fashions them together along with words and text from Shakespeare and other romantic novels. The images are accompanied by flowing text where the number of words equals the total of color chips.
Lauren Carlyle Smith knows a thing or two about women. She’s been photographing them in their natural environment for years. Her website, #morethanamirror shows an array of beautiful women through an unfiltered lens. There is no photoshop, Instagram filters, or trickery—just gorgeous natural light. When it comes to photography, Lauren Carlyle Smith puts the ladies first.
The erotic collages of Zoe Ligon are a perfect blend of porn and poise. She transforms hardcore sexual imagery into art that is less polarizing, making porn more palatable for those who normally do not consume it.
Inspired by Daguerreotypes and Robert Gregory Griffeth’s photography often mimics the technique and appearance of an earlier era. Before creating each image, he first sketches the ideas on paper arranging each detail of the scene perfectly.
When painting could no longer quell his passion for more expression, he began using photography which he masterfully blends together with painting. Mariano Vargas’ masterful lighting, technique, and perspective allow his subjects to see themselves through his eyes—tastefully erotic.
Tony Kelly’s tongue-in-cheek commentary is smart and funny. After all, the men in the images are pocket-sized, yet their lechery is larger than life. And with the women serving as essential window dressing for the guys to ogle and feel-up, it’s hard not to overlook another power dynamic playing out—-dominance and submission.
A former NASA scientist—who actually launched fish into space—Sir Render uses his brilliant imagination and intuition to tap into an entirely separate erotic space of sexual energy. He takes everything into consideration—geometry, contrast, perspective, and arrangement. And though his work is highly suggestive in a physical sense, it seems to possess a mysterious undercurrent—inducing a mild sensation of being casted into subspace.