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It never fails to fascinate me how photographers project his/her own individual eroticism on to the models each chooses to photograph.  When female or males are photographed for his/her own body form, a reflection of the photographer’s own esthetic or concept is forever captured.  From models to movie stars to musicians – photographers turn the focus.

And, when an artist explores themselves via “Self-Portrait” it sheds an additional layer of meaning or depth. I find the self-portraits of Walt Cessna to be particularly powerful, dark, sensual, erotic, sad and beautiful all at once. While the self-portraits by Tony Ward reveal some comic and oddly unaware. Ryan Pfluger’s self-portraits reveal something altogether different – a sort of neo-geek embrace.

These images are sometimes sensual, often erotic and illustrate certain fetishes. I have selected these images for a number of reasons ranging from composition to perspective and from my own tastes in eroticism to my individual preferences regarding the art of the esthetic eye.

What is “trash” to one person is “art” to another. This is all subjective. I intend to pull together a collection of female form study photography soon.

” The only difference between porn and art is the lighting.” — Tony Ward

Photograph by Sylvain Norget

Photograph by Sylvain Norget

Photograph by Jameel Odom

Photograph by Jameel Odom

Photograph by Roy Blakey

Photograph by Roy Blakey

Self-Portrait by Mr McSquishyface

Self-Portrait by Mr McSquishyface

Self Portrait by Walt Cessna

Self Portrait by Walt Cessna

Antony by Merri Cyr

Antony by Merri Cyr

Norman Reedus by Terry Richardson

Norman Reedus by Terry Richardson

Photograph by Karl Axon

Photograph by Karl Axon

Kenneth Branagh by Donald Christie

Kenneth Branagh by Donald Christie

Kenneth Branagh by Donald Christie

Kenneth Branagh by Donald Christie

Scooter LaForge by Krys Fox

Scooter LaForge by Krys Fox

Photograph by Krys Fox

Photograph by Krys Fox

Photograph by Brett Lindell

Photograph by Brett Lindell

Self-Portrait by Damien Cox

Self-Portrait by Damien Cox

Photograph by Cameron Lee Phan

Photograph by Cameron Lee Phan

Benjamin Fredrickson by Walt Cessna

Benjamin Fredrickson by Walt Cessna

Photograph by Dimitris Theocharis

Photograph by Dimitris Theocharis

Photograph by Jeremy Lucido

Photograph by Jeremy Lucido

Brendan Healy by Drasko Bogdanovic

Brendan Healy by Drasko Bogdanovic

Photograph by Judy Dater

Photograph by Judy Dater

Photograph by Mr. Elbank

Photograph by Mr. Elbank

Hank III by Tara Israel

Hank III by Tara Israel

Photograph by Luigi and Luca

Photograph by Luigi and Luca

Photograph by  Peter Hujar

Photograph by Peter Hujar

Eric Ladin by  Joan Allen

Eric Ladin by Joan Allen

Photograph by Eric Martin

Photograph by Eric Martin

Photograph by Bell Soto

Photograph by Bell Soto

Justin Chatwin by Emmy Rossum via Instagram

Justin Chatwin by Emmy Rossum via Instagram

Photograph by Arno

Photograph by Arno

Photograph by Jody Rogac

Photograph by Jody Rogac

Photograph by Chris Phillips

Photograph by Chris Phillips

Photograph by Evgeny Mokhorev

Photograph by Evgeny Mokhorev

Photograph by  Ulrike Biets

Photograph by Ulrike Biets

BUTT Magazine Photograph by Javier Guerrero

BUTT Magazine Photograph by Javier Guerrero

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Self-Portrait by Adrian Thaws / Tricky

Self-Portrait by Adrian Thaws / Tricky

Huang Xiao Ming by Santiago Ruiseno

Huang Xiao Ming by Santiago Ruiseno

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Photograph by Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

Photograph by Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

Photograph by Rainer Torrado

Photograph by Rainer Torrado

Photograph by Cedric Buchet

Photograph by Cedric Buchet

Lee Byung-Hun by Mitchell Amundsen

Lee Byung-Hun by Mitchell Amundsen

Photograph by Kemuel Valdes

Photograph by Kemuel Valdes

Photograph by David Wagner

Photograph by David Wagner

Tom Hiddleston by Jason Hetherington

Tom Hiddleston by Jason Hetherington

Photograph by Matthew Brookes

Photograph by Matthew Brookes

Photograph by Maggie Lochtenberg

Photograph by Maggie Lochtenberg

Tom Hardy by Alasdair McLellan

Tom Hardy by Alasdair McLellan

Self-Portraits by Joshua Seven

Self-Portraits by Joshua Seven

Photograph by Mikel Marton

Photograph by Mikel Marton

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Matt Hoyle

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Matt Hoyle

Photograph by Sergei Vasiliev

Photograph by Sergei Vasiliev

James Ransone by Ryan Pfluger

James Ransone by Ryan Pfluger

Self-Portraits by Ryan Pfluger

Self-Portraits by Ryan Pfluger

Self Portrait by Brian Oldham

Self Portrait by Brian Oldham

Photograph by Justin Violini

Photograph by Justin Violini

Photograph by Ren Hang

Photograph by Ren Hang

The White Buffalo by Adam Fedderly

The White Buffalo by Adam Fedderly

Rikki Crowley / Rica-Shay by Jeff Silverman

Rikki Crowley / Rica-Shay by Jeff Silverman

Photograph by Arte Nhum

Photograph by Arte Nhum

Marlon Brando by Valentin Jeck

Marlon Brando by Valentin Jeck

Matthias Schoenaerts by Thomas Vanhaute

Matthias Schoenaerts by Thomas Vanhaute

Koortwah by Jason Rodgers

Koortwah by Jason Rodgers

Photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe

Photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe

James Franco by Inez & Vinoodh

James Franco by Inez & Vinoodh

Photograph by Ryan Pfluger

Photograph by Ryan Pfluger

Scooter LaForge by Walt Cessna

Scooter LaForge by Walt Cessna

Self-Portrait by Walt Cessna

Self-Portrait by Walt Cessna

Self Portrait by Tony Ward

Self Portrait by Tony Ward

Tony Ward by Dimitris Theocharis

Tony Ward by Dimitris Theocharis

Tony Ward, Again by Mariano Vivanco

Tony Ward, Again by Mariano Vivanco

Mark Rylance by Spencer Murphy

Mark Rylance by Spencer Murphy

Photograph by Lope Navo

Photograph by Lope Navo

Photography Collage by Emily Callahan

Photography Collage by Emily Callahan

Josh Charles by Howard Schatz

Josh Charles by Howard Schatz

James Blake by Fabrizio Raschetti

James Blake by Fabrizio Raschetti

Tom Waits by Anton Corbijn

Tom Waits by Anton Corbijn

Ewan McGregor by Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Ewan McGregor by Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Photograph by Walt Cessna

Rikki Crowley by Walt Cessna

Rikki Crowley by Walt Cessna

Scooter LaForge by Walt Cessna

Scooter LaForge by Walt Cessna

Jared Leto by Terry Richardson

Jared Leto by Terry Richardson

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by David Sims

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by David Sims

Self-Portrait by Walt Cessna

Self-Portrait by Walt Cessna

 

 

Matty Stanfield

June 27, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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