October 16, 2017

The vocation of André Brito





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Member since 2007



I have two main types of images: the studio and outdoors. 

Outdoors I always try to incorporate the model to nature. Sometimes I try to model assumes an animal pose, always powerful, and perhaps that is the most sensual part of my photos. In my studio, I have two types of images: the pure graphics, mainly symmetries, strange ways I try to build with the human body, and also photos with positions effort, with more movement. The musculature is always highlighted by lighting.






"Black Beach"
Lanzarote, Islas Canárias, Spain

















I believed that André Brito was unaccessible because he is too busy, because of his worldwide fame, but I was wrong. He's certainly overbooked but, as all the great Artists I publish with an endless passion and a deep respect, he told me quickly yes when I sent him my request for an article about him. Thank you André 😌.

I could write about his skilled use of lights and shadows, his creative poses and compositions, his addiction to BW and dancers, his "no title", but you know I prefer to write about the emotions I feel when I contemplate a photography. Those of
André Brito are powerful and each one gives us all of his prodigious inspiration and great talent.




Let's hear him :

Photographing the female body and presenting it without a face, without an identity, I achieve more easily, so any woman can be seen in that body, she can identify with, she can feel it, she can feel her strength. If the face was visible and that body would have an "owner", it could be harder for anyone viewing the image to "feel" in it. But besides that, I protect the identity of the model as well. Although in my images woman is dignified, in Portugal is still difficult to treat nude in a natural way.



 

"Sometimes less is more..."








"Power lines"



 



"The Island"



















André Brito is a photographer born in Porto, Portugal, in 1972. From childhood he had a very close relationship with photography thanks to his father, who spent hours in the darkroom, witnessing the "miracle of develop".



"One of the secrets of my work, especially in the study, is the fact of being a perfectionist: if the image is not 100%, I will not desist until I get it. 

I think nude is always a special challenge, in the sense that it is a discipline that is more susceptible to criticism for personal and moral values. In addition to portray a person, we're exposing their bodies, hence there has to be much more careful by the photographer. There is also the fact that the nude has been portrayed even before the advent of photography, hence it is a discipline in which it is very difficult to innovate...

In addition to lure the beauty of the female body, I like the challenge of portraying differently than usual in this discipline. I like to show a strong and powerful woman, not the usual fragile and sensitive woman.

Most of my studio images are only a body and light and if that light does not work, does not work the image. The body may be in a precise, perfect position, but if the light is not compatible, if an interesting combination is not achieved, the image will not work. To get that combination requires some skill, yes, but more than technique requires experience and sensitivity."

Sources: El Hurgador
O Mundo da Fotografia Digital [Portugal]
Foto Plus [Portugal] - Artículo completo (en portugués) / Full article (Portuguese)
Super Foto [Portugal], Exposição Aberta







Outdoors I always try to incorporate the model to nature. Sometimes I try to model assumes an animal pose, always powerful, and perhaps that is the most sensual part of my photos.



 Pipa, RGN, Brasil






"Tree"







 





"Stairway to Heaven"





Gruta de las Maravillas 















"Dunes"





Geres






In my studio, I have two types of images: the pure graphics, mainly symmetries, strange ways I try to build with the human body, and also photos with positions effort, with more movement. The musculature is always highlighted by lighting.
















































































Art Model and Dancer Anna Zyazeva






Art Model Kat Love











October 10, 2017

The light of our stars






Shakira
2/2/1977, Barranquilla, Colombia
1,57 m











In the largest majority, celebrities are not models and choose bad photographers. Chris.



That written in the stone and signed, sometimes there are some very good photographies and series, the exceptions to the rule.

These one are pretty well done and my favorites after hours of research (good and hallucinated, you guess why with those of Madonna... who doesn't appear here).  I wanted to show you their worst but I changed my mind when I quickly remembered that the magazine and Artists' Collective is dedicated to the Beauty.

So, here are my favorites, without the names of the photographers who disappeared behind their star, too much light.






Adriana Karembeu
Adriana Sklenaříková, 9/17/1971, Brezno, Slovaquie
1,85 m







Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande-Butera, 6/26/1993, Boca Raton, Florida
1,53 m 






Beyonce
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, 9/4/1981, Houston, Texas
1,69 m







Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot, 9/28/1934, Paris, France
1,70 m (less now)







Britney Spears
Britney Jean Spears, 2/12/1981, McComb, Mississippi
1,63 m







Calista Flockhart
Calista Kay Flockhart, 11/11/1964, Freeport, Illinois
1,66 m







Catherine Zeta Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones, 9/25/1969, Swansea, Wales
1,70 m







Claire Keim
Claire Lefebvre, 7/8/1975, Senlis, France
1,69 m






Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Joanna Aniston, 2/11/1969, Sherman Oaks, California
1,64 m
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Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt, 2/21/1979, Waco, Texas
1,57 m







Katie Holmes
Kate Noelle Holmes, 12/18/1978, Toledo, Ohio
1,75 m







Kristin Kreuk
Kristin Laura Kreuk, 12/30/1982, Vancouver, British Columbia
1,63 m







Lucy Liu
Lucy Alexis Liu, 12/2/1968, Jackson Heights, New York
1,60 m







Naomi Campbell
Naomi Elaine Campbell, 5/22/1970, Streatham, South London
1,75 m







Natalie Portman
6/9/1981, Jérusalem
1,60 m







Nicole Kidman
 6/20/1967, Honolulu, Hawaï
1,80 m







Laetitia Casta
Laetitia Marie Laure Casta, 5/11/1978, Pont-Audemer, France
1,69 m







Rihanna
 Robyn Rihanna Fenty, 2/20/1988, Saint Michael, Barbade
1,73 m







Vanessa Paradis
 12/22/1972, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France





Documentary Sources :
Google : caution, in color a lot of good and ugly fakes, less in BW.
Stars France : huge safe site, some porn pubs many safe pop-ups.
WikiFeet : collaborative huge and safe site, no nudes, not only feet, no porn pubs.
Celibrity Nude Century : an inactive blog with a lot of images of worldwide stars, no pubs.

October 8, 2017

L'édito du dimanche : Traité sur le concept de l'Ornythorynque



« L’ornithorynque est un animal à poil qui pond des œufs et allaite ses petits. L'aventurier scientifique qui a découvert ce fantastique oiseau a été stupéfait, comme nous tous, par sa complexité. Pour bien accentuer ce fait, le zoologiste lui a donné un nom simple : Orhnytorinque.

Ce majestueux mammifère possède un bec qui lui sert de bouche et des pieds qui lui servent de palmes. Il est à noter que ses yeux lui servent bien d'yeux. L'ornhitorahynque à l'instar de ces cousins les poissons-chats, vit dans les rivières mais il sort également sur les rivages où il se dore au soleil tout comme ses proches parents les iguanes.

La reproduction de cet animal terriblement fascinant relève de l'épreuve para-olympique. Tout comme un oiseau, le mâle effectue une danse nuptiale en voletant au-dessus de la femelle, malheureusement il n'est pas doté d'ailes, alors il saute d'un arbre. Beaucoup de mâle s'écrasent piteusement aux pieds-palmés de la femelle qui se tire voir ailleurs. Cette forte mortalité nuptiale explique en partie la rareté de l'espèce.

L'accouchement d'une dame Orhnytotorinque est un des rares spectacles offrant la vision joyeuse d'une naissance et le fascinant miracle d'une ponte. Un œuf rond sort du ventre de la femelle qui se couche dessus pour le couver, pendant que le mâle chasse la gazelle pour nourrir sa famille. Comme les canetons, les bébés Ornitorainques cassent leurs coquilles à petits coups de bec, c'est le spectacle de l'éclosion flamboyante de nouveaux individus parmi la grande familles des lézards. Comme des petits chiots, ils vont téter leur mère. C'est une épreuve très difficile car téter avec un bec relève de l'épreuve olympique. Le gracieux volatile se développe rapidement et se dote alors, d'une somptueuse fourrure fortement teintée de couleur marron sombre. Les chasseurs de fauves deviennent alors leurs pires ennemis, car la fourrure d'Ohrnhithorainque est rare et coûte très cher.

Pour conclure sur ce palmipède poilu, il est à signaler que la seule classe d'animaux dans laquelle il n'a pas été rangé est les mollusques, bien qu'à l'image de cet exposé, il en possède l'intelligence. »

(source inconnue et réadaptée, merci à l'auteur)







October 6, 2017

Vlatka Grabovac, "my art-lover twin"








Vlatka Grabovac lives in Munich, Germany, and she's so discreet that I can't tell you more. I asked her four times some words about her, she loved my requests and that's it.

If you become her Facebook friend, you'll admire her hundreds of beautiful photographies she finds and shares every day without never forget the name of the photographer, one of our gold rule in the mag.You'll feel  also her humanity, her culture and her humor I love so much.

We call each other "my art-lover twin" because we share the same passion for Artistic Nudes, the same addiction for BW, the same taste and the same skilled look. Furthermore, as you know it since 10 years, I've always loved the look of a woman on a woman. There is something different I can't really explain, but...? a light different vision. It's the reason why I created the label Woman Artist

I wanted her to become an Art Editor but Vlatka Grabovac is too busy for... I'm still crying 😔. She could have been so great. Anyway we daily follow us and like and love and share and comment our choices and words. We are art heart friends and I have a deep admiration for her talent to discover wonderful photographies. I know how it is a tough work to make the difference between a photo and a piece of art, an artwork.

Vlatka, I'm deeply happy to know you. Thank you for the beauty you give us and welcome on board 😊

NB :
Due to the aggravation of my illness, I just have one finger left, I've not the strength to link each artist to his site, the only one time in our mag. Forgive me dear Artist and a huge bravo and thank you for your talent.

Beauty is my best medicine and your Art a way to make our world a better place.





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