Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Society has a problem with female nudity when it is not… ” —Badu pauses to get her words together; she wants this point to be very clear— “…when it is not packaged for the consumption of male entertainment. Then it becomes confusing. Erykah Badu: June/July Cover Story [Pg 1] | VIBE (via house-of-romanov)

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
johannastickland:

Elena Siddal

johannastickland:

Elena Siddal

Thursday, August 22, 2013
johannastickland:

Elenas hair

johannastickland:

Elenas hair

omarahsa:

elena // wardrobe handcrafted by numi (though you can’t see much of it in this shot…)

omarahsa:

elena // wardrobe handcrafted by numi (though you can’t see much of it in this shot…)

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

Martha Graham (via racingatthespeedoflove)

There will never be a day when I do not benefit from reading this. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

bayoread:

elucipher:

Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty exhibit
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It’s a rare occasion that I reblog photos not of me, but oh god I can’t even deal with this. 

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Monday, August 5, 2013
by joanne leah

by joanne leah

Sunday, August 4, 2013

wyoh:

elenasiddal:

More art nudes of men, please.

Still relevant to my interest too. If you know a photographer who does great male artistic nudes, feel free to chip-in.

Reblogging my own post to be more specific: 

More people ought to take art nudes of men. I love me some ladies, and yes, the female form is beautiful, and I enjoy shooting (good) art nudes, but if we’re shooting art nudes in a celebration of the human form… why just the ladies? 

Human bodies are cool. Take more pictures of different kinds of them. Everyone. 

An overwhelming amount of the art nude photography out there is men shooting women nude. I don’t think I need to tell you what that looks like. 

So once again, this is a call to everybody who likes to make art with cameras and naked people: change it up a bit. Take pictures of anyone who is beautiful in any way you find beautiful who is willing to take off their clothes, regardless of gender, age, race, body type, etc. 

MOAR NAKED PEOPLE. I’M GETTING BORED OF LADIES. 

I say with love, being a professional naked lady.