February 19, 2017

Mishima San - Scars and ropes






























I'm not in bondage and I rarely post pictures with females tightened rope but here the work on the texture of the image (seemed to have been shot in the XIXth century by Indians) decided me to post this series. And first of all, I posted for the pictures of females with scars. Strange that I didn't find anything about this photographer except his (or her but I bet it's a male) tumblr site (here). More and more often, I only find such a site as source of a phtographer's identity and it's a pity not to have more abut him or her. If Mishima San reads these lines and want to provide some more infos, he's welcome. 

February 18, 2017

Sebastian Gherrë - Various

























Sebastian Gherrë is a (rather) young photographer from Chile, working mostly on male-with-male sexuality (I decide not to use "gay" since this is a too much reductive categorization of what we see on the images, males having sex with other males or masturbating, or being naked. There is a long interview from him (see below) but it's in spanish and I don't understand. Maybe you can (thinking about all the spanish-speaking visitors). You'll probably find easily the influences of this photographer so no need to cite them here (most of them feature in posts on Scoptophilia). I feel there's something more in these pictures. I mean a real exaltation of every body functions (ejaculating, pissing) and sexual activities. Maybe, once again, this male-with-male imagery is lacking of hedonism (strange that gay sex is rarely associated with joy or even some manifestation of excitation, intensity like heterosexual sex is, at least sometimes). But all in all, it's a mandatory presence in Scoptophilia. His blog here.

February 2, 2017

Dmitry Akimov - Various

































Once again, I must admit I don't know anything about this russian photographer. Based on the pictures of him I found on this site (here), it seems he's in his late fifties. His style could be considered as erotic and rather mainstream (the light is soft and beautiful but I'm fed up with these pefect juvenile female bodies) but some of his series are stronger and more iconoclasts (skull, murder, food, all good tools). It's of course these ones I decided to post here. There's this so singular and exciting body freedom and energy in nudity that we find in russian photography and that we miss so much in our western christian-rooted societies. In these times of prudery, it's a welcome way to visually shout that skin, flesh and body fluids are wonderful and desirables. 

January 30, 2017

Scroll That Muffin - Amateur couple self-portraits





















Another series of intimate self-portraits (actually it's in their sexual activities) by a young couple without any other details than the fact they are together for 12 years. Why publishing such images? Do they have any artistic value? Are they interesting? Some may contest that they fit in this blog but, as you know, I don't make any significant difference between these so-called artistic world and more modest approach of photography, since my main criterion is intimacy and its scoptophilian quality. It's obvious that such projects are scoptophilian by nature since we are invited to see what is usually (except for swingers) expected to be done out of our view. Nothing really novative here. But it shows that sex acts between true lovers look more and more like porn scenes. Surely a profound modification of sex habits modelled on pornography. Some may regret the more flat romantic way to make love, but personally I'm glad porn has done of sex something more physical and acrobatic. Most of their images are in color, but since I preferred the black and white ones, I decided to select them and to add some color ones that I transformed in black and white. Rare that I do that but, honestly, I think I didn't do a bad job since I had some light effects that gave them the same textures that the black and white pictures the couple posted. I hope they would be glad to be on this blog. If they would prefer to stay more anonymous, they can ask, I will delete the post, but their blog is public (see here) and they don't dissimulate their faces so I conclude that they don't bother to be recognized.

January 23, 2017

Walter Chappel - Body images


























A small hommage to Walter Chappel,  a famous American photographer (1925 - 2000), with a selection of pictures he took of the human body. Of course, it was to be expected that he wouldn't be mainstream in his way to approach human skin and flesh that are more vegetal than animal in a way. The last image is a portrait of him at the end of his life. There's a real sense of freedom and nature-linked philosophy in his work, although he is known for very sophisticated and scientific way of photographic technology (see more details on a site about him here). Now that the times of the fatal entropy of humanity has come, it's with a kind of nostalgy we look at such an artist.