19-year-old model/TV personality
GOODBYE, WE MISS YOU
RIP George Michael, who passed away today at 53. Beyond his music, the singer will always be remembered for the way in which he embraced fashion, most notably with his music video for “Freedom! ’90,” which featured supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz. Behind the scenes photo from the video above by Brad Branson
BY NATE WALTON
by Terry Richardson
Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston, at Nicholson’s house on Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, 1971. Photo by Julian Wasser
BY Henrik Purienne
bij North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
Directed by Michel Gondry
A black and white visual investigation of childhood love from the mad scientist of cinema, Michel Gondry.
BORED AND NAKED
by Michel Comte
On this day in History, John Lennon shot on Dec 08, 1980
By John Lautner
Arango Marbrisa house by John Lautner, Acapulco Mexico.
A guess commercial with supermodel Laetitia Casta. Director of Photography, James Carman
of the rich and infamous….
Francesco Clemente, artist, Greenwich Village (photo: Dominique Nabokov)
NU MUSES CALENDAR
Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Sebergon on the set of ‘A Bout de Souffle’.
The xx’s Romantic ‘On Hold’ Video
25 NOVEMBER 2016
WITH A COURTYARD
Mexico City, Mexico, 1970.
with Alejandra Guilmant
by 6a Architects
in the film ‘L’HOMME DE RIO’ by Philippe de Broca
BY PAULO MENDES DA ROCHA
Sao Paulo 1972
BY HENRIK PURIENNE
by Tadao Ando
by Oscar Tusquets & Lluís Clotet / ( Studio Per)
by Larsen Sotelo
Sun out with Jenah Yamamoto
painting by Dan Flanagan
David Cronenberg on the set of ‘Crash’
by Théodoros Gennitsakis
by Malcolm T. Liepke
Malcolm T. Liepke – “Pink Lingerie” – Oil on Canvas – 10 x 9 inches
by Richard Kern with Michelle
a film by Richard Kern
By Jordan Doner
zug magazine #10
in ‘Blow Up’
David Hemmings and Jane Birkin in ‘Blow Up’ by Michelangelo Antonioni. The movie was inspired by one of the first famous fashion photographers, David Bailey.
David Hemmings Jane Birkin Blow Up David Bailey
by Lina Bo Bardi
Glass House, Lina Bo Bardi. Bairro Morumbi, São Paulo.
by Jean François Jonvelle
The Sensuous Man
One of the books that influenced Richard Kern, as a young man.
Das Canoas house by Oscar Niemeyer (1951) Rio de Janeiro
Oscar Niemeyer Rio de Janeiro
Roman Polanski, Emmanuelle Seigner and Harrison Ford on-set of Frantic.
with Daido Moriyama Photos
in the film ‘La Belle Noiseuse’ by Jaques Rivette.
by Mercedes Esquivel
by Paolo Simi
ksenia paolo simi
Dangerously sexy in the early 80’s, wearing New Balance W320s
‘Mystic heather and virgin snow’ by Tim Barber
A Lautner Work of Art Being Donated to a Museum
December 1989, Cindy Crawford, 22 years old by Yann Gamblin
Cindy Crawford – Yann Gamblin
Helmut Newton, German, (1920-2004)
Couple in Car, 1974.
shooting with her Contax T2 camera.
Sean Penn punches photographer Vinnie Zuffante in the courtyard of Penn’s West 64th Street apartment building. Aug. 29, 1986
“Season 2 Zine pronounced Zeen short for magazine. A lot of people pronounce it wrong.”
February 12 – February 14, 2016
40 years ago today.
40 years ago today, Martin Scorsese’s TAXI DRIVER blasted onto screens across the U.S. Read about how films by Bresson, Godard, and Fassbinder informed this American classic.
From February 6 to June 5, 2016
by Quentin de Briey
Playboy released their first non-nude magazine since 1972 this week, following an announcement in last October . The cover of March’s Playboy featuring Sarah McDaniel, an Instagram model, is a homage to social media with its Snapchat-themed, selfie-style photograph. Holding her arm out of shot, the impression we get is that this picture is taken by the model herself, but both the cover and pictorial were shot by Theo Wenner.
Portrait of Charlotte Rampling at the Hotel Nord Pinus II by Helmut Newton, 1973
Charlotte Rampling turns 70 today, she is an icon, and impossible to forget through the lens of Helmut Newton.
Ilana Kozlov by Darren Ankenman
Interview by Cory Reynolds
Originally from Index Magazine No.26
Juergen Teller’s photographs make me desire what’s there. They also make me wonder what’s just outside the picture; they make me wish I were there myself. His work is gentle, perceptive, and sexy. Juergen often captures the unguarded moments of the people he’s photographing — no small feat, considering he generally works with top models and celebrities. Whether I’m looking at a picture of Björk and her son in an Icelandic hot spring, Kate Moss in a hotel bed on the day after her 25th birthday, Kurt Cobain tuning his guitar, or O.J. Simpson in a generic Florida hotel room, I always feel like I’m just about to learn a secret.
by Elias Tahan
Girls with analog cameras, really unlock all levels.
Oroma Elewa holding an OLYMPUS MJU-II, and staring, photographed by Elias Tahan.
Real girls in real settings around the world
The internet video site VBS, launched by the ironic and ultra-cool American magazine Vice, features original content on a wide range of subjects dear to the hipster heart. One of the first, and still the most popular, ongoing series was “Shot by Kern,” a concept dreamed up by then editor-in-chief Jesse Pearson to roust photographer Richard Kern from his New York environs and have him shoot women Kern-style around the world. In the last seven years Kern has traveled to Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States with a Vice video crew. Fans follow his adventures on Vice.com, from interviewing the real women who dream of being New York Girls, through styling and shooting. What they don’t see, what no one has ever seen, are the photos that result from these video sessions.
Shot By Kern presents some 300 of these photographs for the first time. Those who’ve followed Kern’s adventures on VBS will be especially eager to lay their hands on this book, but all fans will enjoy these fresh-scrubbed amateurs in their first time before the camera. Some are shy, some are brazen, but all have that quirky cuteness Kern seeks in his subjects.
The book includes several photo series. As Richard travels the world he’s noticed cultural similarities between his models and themes have emerged, from the universality of prescription drugs, to a love of technology, to lying in bed, and peering up skirts. And because Kern has always been fascinated by what women do behind the bathroom door, there is lots of intimate personal grooming.
As with Kern’s last TASCHEN book, Action, Shot By Kern comes with an hour long video, shot and edited by Kern, with original music by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, because, like Kern’s models, the modern world is always in motion.
Ride the horse
A parabolic arch made with laminated wood, a synthesis of a horse chair. It is a swinging stool playful to the body. You can swing back and forth without touching ground, finding balance between legs, the hip and back in order to find a comfortable position or stretching a particular body zone.
The material’s arch and stiffness activate the inner leg muscles that are not often used. Balensiya came up in the mid 90s not long after beginning in laminated woodcraft works with the Tutombas Pranha, a deck chair to stretch the back.
Haydée Politoff in ‘The Collectionneuse’ by Eric Rohmer.
HAYDEE, is the first scene of the movie ‘The Collectionneuse’ (1967) by Eric Rohmer, the story number four of ‘six contes moraux’. Here you can appreciate very well as Rohmer stared at his women. An unforgettable scene, once you see it.
by Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Drake Burnette a model and leading actress in Marfa Girl (2012), Larry Clark’s film, is also the model of Annemarieke van Drimmelen photographer for the new photography magazine ‘TRUE’, a photography journal that showcases the unpublished personal projects of established and emerging photographers.
The self-taught Artist
Horacio Altuna, rivalled only by Milo Manara, easily holds the crown as the best crafter of beautifully rendered, steamingly erotic and wickedly humourous comics. If you’re a fan of Altuna, you would have already read it, as most of the stories published in Heavy Metal, Penthouse Comix and Playboy magazine. If you haven’t read Altuna before, where have you been? I definitely recommend this beautiful renderings of sexy cosmopolitan women.
The New Lovers 6 by Carla Benedetto
Burning Blue by Cara Benedetto is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy, and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.
Lionel did it again
His fifth Ballon D’Or is the prove that he is getting better and better. Congratulations MESSI, thanks for been in Barcelona FC.
“It is a very special moment for me to be back here on this stage, winning again another Ballon d’Or after being there in the audience watching Cristiano win.”
by Alessandro Casagrande
Full of freedom and naturalness the work of Alessandro evokes spontaneity and go straight with the situation, I mean, the shooting seems to be part of a meeting between he and the model where everything could be possible and credible.
by Mike Dowson
Mike Dowson’s photography is simply a case of capturing the moment – he distances himself from any kind of staging and stylisation. This lack of style has become a style in itself – the style of laissez faire. His photographs of pretty girls appear fresh, unconsumed, spontaneous, tasteful and very erotic. Dowson’s models must always convey the feeling of availability, the pettybourgeois may call them tarts. However, these girls are no such thing, they are just young, being themselves and showing their lust for life.
for INDEX magazine No.30
On June 21, 2001, Leeta Harding interviewed Helmut Newton over lunch at the legendary Kronenhalle restaurant in Zurich. Newton was in town for the opening of a major exhibition of his work at the de Pury & Luxembourg Gallery. Also in attendance was Newton’s friend and supporter Leon Constantiner.
The legend behind the legend
The legend says that Ferrucio Lamborghini, agricultural equipment manufacturer, started to manufacture cars after an exchange between he and Enzo Ferrari. In an interview for Thoroughbred & Classic Cars Lamborghini said that after the clutch problems with his Ferrari continued to go unresolved he decided to talk to Enzo Ferrari and said: “Ferrari, your cars are rubbish!” to which Enzo Ferrari replied “Lamborghini, you may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly.” That was the point when Ferruccio finally decided to make a perfect car.
Long term Architecture
The Sheats Goldstein Residence is one of the best known examples of John Lautner’s work; originally built for Helen and Paul Sheats and their three children in 1948-1949. He designed not only the house, but the interiors, windows, lighting, rugs, furniture, and operable features. The house is extensively detailed, and the range of the architect’s work is visible through the different stages of the re-mastering. All of the furnishings enhance the house and are completely related so that the aesthetic of the forms is a function of the whole. The Sheats Goldstein residence was featured in morena issue 3 by Olivier Zahm with Hedy.
Contemporary erotics in a film from 1967
Based in the novel of Joseph Kessel, Belle de Jour is one of the masterpieces of the french cinema directed by Luis Buñuel. A sophisticated erotic / surrealist film starred by a young and classy Catherine Deneuve dressed by Yves Saint Laurent itself.
by Emanuele Ferrari
An artist to not forget
Playboy wouldn’t be playboy without cartoons. Great gusty quantities of full color, full-page cartoons every month. Eric Sokol was arguably the most gifted artist who ever worked for Playboy, with a keen eye for all of the elements of good drawing- composition, clear silhouettes, original color harmonies, interesting staging and a keen sense of light and shade. There’s a lot to be learned from these masterful cartoons. His style evolved as time went by, and his images became more and more beautiful.
An Obscene Masterpiece
Upon its publication in 1934, Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer was deemed obscene by the United States Customs Department and was not legally available in the United States. Editions like this one, published in Japan, were smuggled into the U.S. to satisfy demand. Miller had been seeking an American publisher since 1934 and had hoped to defend Tropic of Cancer in court as early as 1936. Local district attorneys, however, were not persuaded, and over 50 cases against the novel were brought to various state and local courts. The ban on Miller’s work was finally lifted in 1964 after a Florida case made its way to the U. S. Supreme Court, which ruled that Tropic of Cancer may be legally sold and distributed throughout the United States.
A mixture of style and nostalgia
Despite the many appearances in 80s films, most notably Weird Science and 16 Candles, the Porsche 944 has also been known as the ‘Poor Man’s Porsche’ due to its relative affordability compared to a 911.
A slowmo delicatessen
Inspired by the concept of exploring and celebrating the human body through a unique combination of fashion and moving image, The Fashion Body was first commissioned to feature as part of the 2009 exhibition SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution. We favorited the “English” episode directed by Ruth Hogben, styled by Ellie Grace Cumming and performed by Esme Bianco and Valeria.
The pleasure of minimalism