Haruku gives Saki some discipline after she finds they share a very special talent with dice. Akane gives lessons on mixing delicious cocktails with one juicy key ingredient. Hirai admires her new neighbor's intimate gardening techniques. Two sisters get schooled by their aunt on how to care for a large home (and each other). The "Charismatic Housewife," Tomoi, is interviewed about her refined cheese making process - a real delicacy Two brokers go to battle to win the most pleasing products at the dildo market. A caring mother must teach her daughter's school nutritionist how to keep hair out of the meal plans. And Master Yoshie coaches young Yoshimasa on diver techniques that leave the men at the harbor. These women come equipped to please themselves and one another in Inochi Wazuka's eight throbbing and slippery hermaphrodite adventures
Superhot duo MILLIGAN and FERN NDEZ' controversial story of sex and metamorphosis. When frustrated Manhattan wife Melissa Peake allows herself to be seduced by a mysterious stranger, she is drawn into an ancient war between The Discipline and the creatures known as The Stalkers...and must discover hitherto unimagined potential within herself to survive. But at what cost?Whatever you've heard about it, won't prepare you for...The Discipline. Collects issue 1 through 6
David Vance is first an artist, a person who expresses himself through a medium and David Vance s medium is the camera. In Emotion - Photographs by David Vance the critically acclaimed photographer shares his particular vision of emotions with us. As a beauty addict, I am compelled photographing beautiful subjects. When I see something that is beautiful, I want to show it to the world the way I have experienced it, says Vance. Influenced by the great movie star portraits of George Hurrell and the great fashion photographers of the 1950s, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Vance creates an image world of its own: beautiful, sensual, and emotional."
Tracing the rise of commercial fetish art from its shadowy beginnings in the 1940s to its acceptance in the 1970s, this illustrated biography explores the unconventional life and art of Eric Stanton, a pioneering sexual fantasist who helped shape the movement. With more than 400 rare images and interviews with Stanton's family and closest associates, this biography chronicles the infamous circle of patrons, publishers, and cult icons populating his subterranean world, including Irving Klaw, John Willie, Bettie Page, Steve Ditko, and Gene Bilbrew. It is the untold, secret history of a misunderstood culture, the abuses of government authority, social intolerance, and gangsters. But above all, it is a tale about survival against all odds and an artist who had the courage to stay true to himself.
"Von Bruenchenhein belongs among the great American outsider artists." -Roberta Smith, The New York Times
King of Lesser Lands traces the fugitive career of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910-83), a prolific creator of a diverse range of distinctive images and sculptural objects, who produced his art in private over a period of about 50 years at his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His large and unusual body of work was not discovered until after he died.
In 1939, at the age of 29, Von Bruenchenhein met Evelyn Kalka. She became his wife and muse. Evelyn, who was nicknamed "Marie," served as his model and the subject of thousands of erotic photo-portraits, which he shot and printed himself. For these images, which emulated girlie-magazine pinups with an offbeat air, Von Bruenchenhein designed and created his own background sets and costumes for Marie.
Around the mid-1950s, the artist began to make abstract paintings using his fingers or sticks, combs, leaves and other makeshift utensils to push oil paint around the surfaces of Masonite boards or cardboard taken from packing boxes at the bakery where he worked. Von Bruenchenhein's abstract explosions of vibrant color evoke the forms of strange plants or fantasy creatures and architectural structures. Later, Von Bruenchenhein used clay to produce home-fired crowns and vases, and also created mysterious sculptures resembling towers or thrones with chicken and turkey bones.
During his lifetime, only his closest family members and friends knew anything about his artistic pursuits. In 1983, after the artist's death, one of his friends called the attention of the Milwaukee Art Museum to Von Bruenchenhein's extraordinary oeuvre.
On the occasion of a 2010 survey of his work at the American Folk Art Museum in New York, Roberta Smith wrote in The New York Times "Von Bruenchenhein belongs among the great American outsider artists whose work came to light or resurfaced in the last three decades of the 20th century." Smith placed Von Bruenchenhein's unusual art in the company of that of Henry Darger, Martin Ram rez, Bill Traylor, James Castle and Morton Bartlett.
Rayment Kirby shows you how to execute complex image concepts with simple tools. Working in a small studio with simple lighting, Kirby uses digital technology to flawlessly transform images of models, props, and small-scale sets into dramatic composites. Building on these transformative processes he also explores how everyday locations can be infused with a fantasy element for more evocative results. For each final image, the author presents a lighting diagram and alternate or procedural images to reveal the process used. Easy-to-follow text detailing the process makes it easy to adapt his inventive approaches to your own images for more exciting and compelling nude images. Packed with DIY solutions for big looks, this book is sure to stoke your creative fires
Francesca Woodman (1958-81) was born in Denver, Colorado, to an artistic family and began experimenting with photography as a teenager. In 1975 she attended the Rhode Island School of Design, and in 1979 she moved to New York to attempt to build a career in photography. Woodman's working career was intense but brief, cut short by her death in 1981.
German photographer Frank Rothe has created an unusual and unique portrait of modern China. He breaks through the clich that we think of the Chinese only collectively and shows nude portraits of young and old individuals of Beijing and Shanghai. Rothe then juxtaposes each portrait with a long-exposed cityscape photograph reflecting China's mass society.