Olga Zavershinskaya

Olga Zavershinskaya (b.1986) is a Russian fine art photographer and artist. Lives and works in Czech Republic.

2015 13th Annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, USA
2015 “Staging and Revelation III” Art Gallery AFK, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 Triennial Exhibition of Visual Arts in Rome, Italy
2014 12th Annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, USA
2014 “Staging and Revelation II” Art Gallery AFK, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 11th Annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, USA
2013 Trierenberg Super Circuit 2013 Exhibition, Linz, Austria
2013 “Staging and Revelation” Art Gallery AFK, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Trierenberg Main Exhibition, Linz, Austria
2013 “Form of Life”, Warthausen, Germany
2012 Trierenberg Super Circuit 2012 Exhibition, Linz, Austria
2012 “Contemporary photography” Art Gallery AFK, Lisbon, Portugal
2012 Trierenberg Main Exhibition, Linz, Austria
2011 “Colours of the Blacklight”, Prague, Czech Republic

Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit 2013 FIAP Best Authors Award
Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit 2013 Gold Medal for the winning entry “Covered”
Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit 2013 Gold Medal for the winning entry “Diaphragm”
Black & White Spider Awards 2013 Merit of Excellence – Nude category for the winning entry “Geometria”
Black & White Spider Awards 2013 Honorable Mention – Fashion category for the winning entry “Vikencia”
IPA 2013 Country’s Pick 3rd place
IPA 2013 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Nudes category for the winning entry “Paper Work”
IPA 2013 Honorable Mention in Advertising – Beauty category for the winning entry “Sandra”
IPA 2013 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Portrait category for the winning entry “Nefertiti”
Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit 2012 1st Prize in Nude category.
IPA 2012 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Nudes category for the winning entry “Geometria”
IPA 2012 Honorable Mention in Advertising – Beauty category for the winning entry “Medusa”
IPA 2012 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Portrait category for the winning entry “Theatre of the Absurd”
IPA 2012 Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Nudes category for the winning entry”Ice Cream”

Full list is available upon the request.

Masters Of Anatomy
Trierenberg Super Circuit 2013 Luxury Edition
“Self Artists” by Olga Zavershinskaya, Marten Martens
Trierenberg Super Circuit 2012 Luxury Edition
No Words, 1x.com Yearbook 2012
Beyond, 1x.com Yearbook 2011

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Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 in Floral Park, Queens. Of his childhood he said, “I come from suburban America. It was a very safe environment and it was a good place to come from in that it was a good place to leave.”

In 1963, Mapplethorpe enrolled at Pratt Institute in nearby Brooklyn, where he studied drawing, painting, and sculpture. Influenced by artists such as Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp, he also experimented with various materials in mixed-media collages, including images cut from books and magazines. He acquired a Polaroid camera in 1970 and began producing his own photographs to incorporate into the collages, saying he felt “it was more honest.” That same year he and Patti Smith, whom he had met three years earlier, moved into the Chelsea Hotel.

Mapplethorpe quickly found satisfaction taking Polaroid photographs in their own right and indeed few Polaroids actually appear in his mixed-media works. In 1973, the Light Gallery in New York City mounted his first solo gallery exhibition, “Polaroids.” Two years later he acquired a Hasselblad medium-format camera and began shooting his circle of friends and acquaintances—artists, musicians, socialites, pornographic film stars, and members of the S & M underground. He also worked on commercial projects, creating album cover art for Patti Smith and Television and a series of portraits and party pictures for Interview Magazine.

In the late 70s, Mapplethorpe grew increasingly interested in documenting the New York S & M scene. The resulting photographs are shocking for their content and remarkable for their technical and formal mastery. Mapplethorpe told ARTnews in late 1988, “I don’t like that particular word ‘shocking.’ I’m looking for the unexpected. I’m looking for things I’ve never seen before … I was in a position to take those pictures. I felt an obligation to do them.” Meanwhile his career continued to flourish. In 1977, he participated in Documenta 6 in Kassel, West Germany and in 1978, the Robert Miller Gallery in New York City became his exclusive dealer.

Mapplethorpe met Lisa Lyon, the first World Women’s Bodybuilding Champion, in 1980. Over the next several years they collaborated on a series of portraits and figure studies, a film, and the book, Lady, Lisa Lyon. Throughout the 80s, Mapplethorpe produced a bevy of images that simultaneously challenge and adhere to classical aesthetic standards: stylized compositions of male and female nudes, delicate flower still lifes, and studio portraits of artists and celebrities, to name a few of his preferred genres. He introduced and refined different techniques and formats, including color 20″ x 24″ Polaroids, photogravures, platinum prints on paper and linen, Cibachrome and dye transfer color prints. In 1986, he designed sets for Lucinda Childs’ dance performance, Portraits in Reflection, created a photogravure series for Arthur Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell, and was commissioned by curator Richard Marshall to take portraits of New York artists for the series and book, 50 New York Artists.

That same year, in 1986, he was diagnosed with AIDS. Despite his illness, he accelerated his creative efforts, broadened the scope of his photographic inquiry, and accepted increasingly challenging commissions. The Whitney Museum of American Art mounted his first major American museum retrospective in 1988, one year before his death in 1989.

His vast, provocative, and powerful body of work has established him as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Today Mapplethorpe is represented by galleries in North and South America and Europe and his work can be found in the collections of major museums around the world. Beyond the art historical and social significance of his work, his legacy lives on through the work of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. He established the Foundation in 1988 to promote photography, support museums that exhibit photographic art, and to fund medical research in the fight against AIDS and HIV-related infection.

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Andy Warhol

In the fall of 1977, Andy Warhol began work on two new series of artworks which would become known as Torsos and Sex Parts. While the Torsos paintings would quickly be praised for following in the “high art” style of classical nudes, the Sex Parts series from which Torsos was borne blurred the line between art and pornography.

In creating the artworks, Warhol was probably inspired by classical nudes and erotic art which have been depicted throughout history. Sexuality in artwork can be found as early as 35,000 BC in central Europe with the erotic sculptures of the Venus of Hohle Fels and later the Venus of Willendorf statuettes, all of which have enlarged breasts and well-defined genitalia. In addition, sexual acts were displayed on vases in Ancient Greece from the 6th Century BC with images of Zeus engaging with his male lover Ganymede, as well as scenes of coitus on Etruscan vases and erotic frescos uncovered in Pompeii. Classical nudes, some homoerotic, are also present in works from the Renaissance, as witnessed in Goya’s Las Maja Desnuda and Titian’s Venus of Urbino. Warhol would have been taught about such historical works during his Art History classes at Carnegie Tech, and their impact is evident in this exhibition.

The seed of the Torsos and Sex Parts series sprouted after a man approached Warhol boasting of his large penis. Warhol agreed to photograph the man’s genitalia and the photographs were placed in a box casually labeled “Sex Parts.” Later, Warhol noticed the wording of the box’s label and conceived the idea for a series of works based on the initial photographs. Subjects for subsequent photo shoots were recruited from gay bath houses by Halston’s boyfriend, the artist and window dresser Victor Hugo. The men were asked to relax, pose, or take part in various sexual activities while Warhol photographed them with a 35mm camera and a Polaroid Big Shot. According to associate Bob Colacello, when confronted on the explicit nature of the photographs sitting around the office Warhol responded, “Just tell them it’s art, Bob. They’re landscapes.” Holy Terror, p. 337

The tamer images became the basis of the Torsos series, which was meant to be exhibited in museums, and which debuted at the Grand Palais in Paris in October 1977. The more sexually-charged artworks were produced as the Sex Parts print portfolio and were intended to be purchased for private collections. But perhaps the underlying reason for their creation was as a tool for Warhol’s ultimate acceptance of his sexuality. Longtime assistant Ronnie Cutrone recalls: “… we always understood it was going to be one of those portfolios that would sit primarily in the back room; that it would take a certain type of collector to appreciate them… But Andy was Catholic and a homosexual…For years, the joke was that Andy called homosexuality a “problem.” Sex Parts was a final announcement or affirmation of his homosexuality.” Unseen Warhol, p.68.

Casually referred to by Warhol as the Cocks, Cunts, and Assholes series, many of the works in this exhibition are on view to the public for the first time.

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Evelina Pentcheva

Featured by CBS Los Angeles as one of the Best Artistic Photographers of Orange County.

Award Winning Photographer at one of the biggest Visual Art Competition Venues in Orange County.

Evelina is born in Eastern Europe and besides an artist and an award winning photographer she is a facilitator of personal transformation and consciousness addict that loves spending time in nature. Evelina’s promise is to take You on a magical journey of self discovery and beauty beyond what the eye can conceive. It’s an experience that will transform Your Whole Being so you can live a life full of potency, ecstasy and limitless possibilities. As a result you will have a real connection to yourself and meaningful relationships with others. When we connect to our self we become Radiant, Glorious and Attractive. That Radiance is captured trough her vision and lens.

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Joe Okwesa

I’m Joe Okwesa from London. My place of birth was Nigeria.
I’m a photographer and art director For over 20 years I have been building an online image bank.
My online image bank is holding over 900,000 photographs and is called Zebralens.com Creating images is my life.
I eat and drink photography

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Julien Mandel

Julian Mandel is the identity given to one of the best-known commercial photographers of female nudes of the early twentieth century.

Signature photography bearing that name became known in the 1910s and was published in Paris through the mid-1930s by such firms as Alfred Noyer, Les Studios, P-C Paris, and the Neue Photographische Gesellschaft.Biographical information on Mandel is scarce and there has been speculation that the name is only a pseudonym.

The models often are found in highly arranged classical poses, photographed both in-studio and outdoors. The images are composed artfully, with exquisite tones and soft use of lighting—showing a particular texture created by light rather than shadow.Reportedly, Mandel was a member of, and participated in, the German avant-garde “new age outdoor” or “plein air” movement.

Numerous pictures sold under this name feature natural settings, playing on the ultra pale, uniform skin tones of the women set against the roughness of nature.The nude photographs were marketed in a postcard-sized format, but as “A Brief History of Postcards” explains, “A majority of the French nude postcards were called postcards because of the size.

They were never meant to be postally sent. It was illegal to send such images in the post. The size enabled them to be placed readily into jacket pockets, packages, and books.

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Tomas Urbelionis

Tomas Urbelionis is a visual artist and photographer.

There is an other worldly quality to his dark and grainy surfaces and occult choice of objects, and apocalyptic atmospheres.

The textures of his works are never too polished or sterile, visible traces of post-soviet brutality and imperfection are visible.

Tom’s compositions range from the minimal with significant use of negative space to overcrowded ‘collage like’ images with kitsch elements from the every day, mass media and personal idols and fetishism.

A Lynchian cinematographic atmosphere, a sense of the absurd pervade the work.

There is a strong formal compositional element to his work.

His work is a form of surreal escapism, using colour, form, and iconography to create another world beyond the everyday. His work has been exhibited in Lithuania, England and United States.

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Michael Eder

Photo and art since 1981 own photo studio and advertising agency in Reutlingen 1990 master photography photography 2005 own studio in Munich Vita art: 1998 exhibition Polaroid transfer art at the Iberlobuehnen Festival (Muenchen) 1999 art calendar production with Polaroid transfer pictures for butcher printing 2000 dito … 2001 Exhibition at the Reutlingen Theater Reutlingen 2002 Exhibition at the Tendence in Frankfurt, for the first time with new directprint technology (UV-cured inks, printable on a wide variety of materials, extremely light and water resistant, also usable outdoors) The ambience in Frankfurt 2006 art in the clinic, large individual exhibition Amper Klinikum Dachau 2007 individual exhibition in the gallery 5 at the Reutlinger Kulturnacht 2007 exhibition in the Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren together with Will McBrid 2008 large joint exhibition together with 5 other artists in the Reutlinger Galerie 5, 2009 exhibition In the gallery KASU Muenchen 2010 Auspurchung at hubercraft Muenchen 2011 exhibition Spotosphere Munich, purchases: Vichy cosmetics, Metzgerdruck, Badischer Winzerverband, Volksbank Tbingen, Museum of Concrete Art Reutlingen, Fritz Medienverlag, BMW Bavarian Motorswerke, Doelker, Home Shopping Europe AG, Amperklinikum, Schaerfe Systems Int.und various private collectors.

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Antoine Peluquere


Photographer reporter for daily newspaper, and french magazines corresponding to different press agencies I have been published in almost all newspapers and news magazines in France.

I then turned to the tourism issue, I published three books. All this time I work for « Charme » magazines calendars etc… (Play-Girls, PM, Penthouse Australia) I now have my own photo studio In Nantes France.

I mainly do industrial and advertising photography. My aesthetic and erotic creation. I always keep time for my research and creation for my aesthetic and erotic world.

I expose my work for years in art galleries in France, Canada and in Australia.

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