We like to entertain… ourselves mainly… and it’s a comedy show much of the time, with little more than white walls and floorboards for a stage
''Old Master'' shoots with just a cell phone or ipad. His compositions are definitely outside the norm, all with a cast of volunteers, no models.
This is amateur dramatics with a difference.
(NSFW. BDSM, bondage, fetish).
Some of this work is included in this online book
posted by adamvasco
on Jan 31, 2013 -
Duane Michals: An unofficial celebration.
and pioneer of the photographic narrative [Warning: sidescrolling]
, Michals' work has done much to promote the idea of photography as an inventive art form. As a gay artist, an oft repeated factoid
about Michals is that he has not been involved in gay civil rights; Michals' response to this claim is simple: "I think anybody who does any piece of art or work on a political subject is an activist. A person has to be what he wants the world to be." [NSFW: Nudity]
posted by Lorin
on Jan 8, 2013 -
Adults over 50 are the fastest growing demographic for online dating sites, according to a recently [sic] study from UCLA’s department of psychology. Yet while older adults often value companionship over passion and marriage, experts say frisky behavior by seniors should never be underestimated. “I hesitate to generalize that they’re only having gentle, intimate moments,” says Melanie Davis, co-president of the national Sexuality and Aging Consortium. “Older adults can have really hot sex.” But not, typically, in long-term care facilities.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey
on Dec 21, 2012 -
"I replied to ads people had posted to the casual encounters section of craigslist. I asked if I could photograph them in visual representations of their ads. Some said yes.
" [NSFW: naked people.]
posted by davidstandaford
on Aug 29, 2012 -
35 full-length Viennese Actionist films 1957-1969. *NSFW*
(Extreme graphic & scatological situations.) "The term Viennese Actionism
describes a short and violent movement in 20th century art that can be regarded as part of the many independent efforts of the 1960s to develop 'action art' (Fluxus, Happening, Performance, Body Art, etc.)." Previously: 1
, 2. [more inside]
posted by Skygazer
on Jul 14, 2012 -
"In the late 1920s, young Yoshiyuki received an early Kodak camera as a gift. Since the main livelihood of the town came from the sea, he gravitated there, and soon found a passion for "the simple, even primitive beauty" of ama
– girls and women who harvested seaweed, turban shells and abalone from beneath the coastal waters." "By the late 1960s, they had disappeared. This body of work stands as the final, most comprehensive visual document of the life and work of these divers." [NSFW] [more inside]
posted by tellurian
on Mar 27, 2008 -
In the competition for best streaker ever, I'm torn between this
choice, which gets points for the impact the streak has on the news reporter, & this
one, which has the added bonus of unlikely athleticism. Both links go to embedded video, both found via this page
, which details the revised rules of streaking).
posted by jonson
on May 21, 2006 -
by Oliver Kunkel is a disturbing but also funny little video piece (NSFW).
posted by namagomi
on Apr 22, 2006 -
Mention nude art, get suspended.
25-year veteran art teacher Pete Panse recommended several ways for his ninth grade advanced art students to improve their skills, one of which included nude life figure drawing sessions at other art schools. For this, the Middletown, NY School District Board of Education suspended him, pending hearings in which he may be fired. They'll be after our bathroom mirrors next. [via DC Art News]
posted by brownpau
on Mar 9, 2006 -
Sports Illustrated's infamous swimsuit issue has taken to featuring naked models with the swimsuits painted directly on their shameful nakedness in recent years; for this year's entry they feature Heidi Klum in a tribute to the bathing suits of the 1940's. Full gallery online here
posted by jonson
on Feb 15, 2006 -
- NSFW flash portfolio (via Internet Weekly)
"... self-portraiture and multiplicity within erotic contexts."
"Wong utilizes her favorite subject, herself, to visually critique, satirize, subjugate, and exploit stereotypes of Asian women as passive, pre-pubescent, and sexually objectified."
posted by madamjujujive
on Feb 5, 2006 -
They hate Flickr for it's Freedom.
(and government controlled monopoly) in the United Arab Emirates
has decided to ban access to Flickr for it's citizens, apparently due to the complaints of a couple of UAE expats
in the UK
. Of course, said blockage won't apply to them. Most interestingly, they blame the rest of the world's non-flesh-fearing photographers as opposed to their ISP (and by proxy their own oppressive government.) Now Flickr joins Skype
, AtomFilms, Friendster, AOL, and anything from Israels top-level domain, as outlawed content and services
in the UAE (related study here
). Well, if they don't care, why should we? Via linkfilter
posted by rzklkng
on Jun 22, 2005 -
(NSFW) Martin Armand gives a whole new meaning to the term "anatomical art" with his airbrush paintings on bare skin. Five galleries of photos: the first page only links to a few larger images, but the rest of the galleries work fine. More bodypainting here
(E-cards site, but very cool images), here
(very nice "camouflage" body art), here
(especially artistic) and via this previous MetaFilter thread
. But remember; if you worky, no clicky the linky!
posted by taz
on Jun 2, 2005 -
Athens chief fumes at US lewdness claims
because, out of 3.9 billion people (and about 56 million of them in the United States alone), 9 people in the United States
complained of nudity in the opening ceremonies. It's one thing to have our very moral, rather infintesimal minority running what we all see, but what happens when that morality clashes cross-country? (The complaints are old news; the Grecian response is not.)
posted by FormlessOne
on Jan 19, 2005 -
- multimedia artist and activist John Douglas portrays himself as a one-man citizen soldier army in a series of provocative photographic tableaus. NSFW.
posted by madamjujujive
on Dec 18, 2004 -
How Berkeley Can You Be Parade?
NSFW (unless your work doesn't mind naked men strutting their stuff).
Found during my surf after the debate last night and well worth a peek, the outraged commentary is pretty funny but it might be lost on the intolerant or those who've never been out to visit Berkeley. Among the pics is this true, true gem
(Klingons do NOT ride in golf carts, not even fat Klingons!)
posted by fenriq
on Oct 1, 2004 -
Running of the naked bull-equivalents?
(warning - NSFW, maybe - pic of naked female buttocks) Wouldn't this PETA protest, over bullfight cruelty, be more directly analogous to the "Running of the Bulls" if the naked runners were to be chased by a herd of meat eaters, on motor scooters, armed with stun guns?
posted by troutfishing
on Jul 8, 2004 -
Nude Year's Resolution.
SFW. Nude travel makes the pages of USA Weekend (a USA Today magazine). Will it become mainstream? And will the message of "body acceptance" ever have a noticeable impact on industries which prey on our fears of inadequacy?
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Dec 31, 2003 -
But nudity is part of our culture!
In a rare move, a French advertising sector association has called on underwear manufacturer Triumph to withdraw a billboard campaign for its Sloggi range, which has been widely condemned as offensive to women. The fear among advertisers is that the ad with its explicit exposure of the models' buttocks will prompt the government to replace the existing system of industry self-regulation with laws on what can and cannot be portrayed in ads.
Some pretty good lines here:
"It's the strip-tease context which is the problem in the Sloggi ads. ... It is very damaging for the image of advertising," said Joseph Besnainou
"Since the 19th century, the dress code of prostitutes has tended to set the tone for women as a whole," feminist author Florence Montreynard told LCI television.
"These models are beautiful by some criteria, but their buttocks are those of adolescents rather than of real women. Are women supposed to get a complex about that?"
"But nudity will always be used in adverts in France," he said. "It's part of our culture."
The link to some of the ad creative in question
Flash required, as well as it being not necessarily safe for France, which means it's definitely NSFW in the English speaking world.
posted by psmealey
on Oct 8, 2003 -
Someone needs Photoshop classes.
Cat Schwartz, TechTV vixen, posted some pictures of herself on her blog. Due to an obscure bug in Photoshop, she also inadvertently posted pictures of herself nude. Oopos. Warning
: Minor nudity enclosed.
posted by manero
on Jul 24, 2003 -