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In the ’60s, Models Floated Through Paris in Bubbles

The bubble series is widely credited with kicking off a trend of high concept, artistic fashion shoots.
The series starts over the water and shores of the river Seine in Paris, eventually floating into city streets.

There’s something about floating translucent bubbles that’s always seemed futuristic, from the ’60s right up to the present day. Photographer Melvin Sokolsky was on the, er, ball, then, when he shot his now iconic Bubble series for the Harpers Bazaar 1963 Spring Collection.” – Doug Bierend wired.com

wired.com: In the ’60s, Models Floated Through Paris in Bubbles

8 Artists at the Paris Photo Fair Who Show Where Photography Is Going – The New York Times

Featured Images above:
Left: “Samual Petersen” from the series “They Love Trampoline.” Mr. Petersen, 75 at the time of this picture, is a former fisherman who walks 2 hours every day to tend to his flock of sheep, Right: “Svínoy” from “They Love Trampoline.”  Credit Charlotte Abramow, via Fisheye Gallery

Male Erotica “With Props”

Provocative images of nude or nearly nude men

– the first pouring copious amounts of milk but not into a glass,

Damien Crosse from Barcelona, Spain via Tumblr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the next featuring peonies in the background (and not wearing much in the foreground),

Man with Elizabethan Peonies

 

while yet another salaciously reclines in fetish gear and heels.

Source: musclenheels via Tumblr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And bringing up the rear (pun intended) is the classic man-in-the-shower shot, but this guy has a trio of special visitors

source:  bonitominino via tumblr

 

Christian Dior Haute Couture – John Galliano

When Photography and Haute Couture Fashion come together…..the visuals can be astounding works of Art Photography

Dior Haute Couture 1998

Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2008 - John Galliano
Dior Haute Couture – 2008

Christian Dior's Fashion Show Paris
Dior Haute Couture 2007 – Art Photography & Fashion

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Self Portrait by Robert Mapplethorpe (1946 -1989)

Self Portrait Robert Mapplethorpe

Size: 35.4×35.7 cm
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1993 © The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe

Self Portrait by Robert Mapplethorpe 1980 via Guggenheim Photos

Read more about Robert Mapplethorpe at Guggenheim.org

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Nan Goldin – Art Photography

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Trixie on the Cot – New York City 1979

Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City 

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Gina at Bruce’s Dinner Party – New York City 1991

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Nan as a Dominatrix – Boston 1978