Infox photography, aka Oliver Skala of Germany, takes images that would otherwise be mainstream except for the inclusion of a subversive element or two. The picture of the girl outdoors, almost painted in a soft light, sepia toned with lush green trees in the background, compassionate eyes, and a latex shirt.
Another of his images is a girl standing in an otherwise nondescript bar, wearing a typical black skirt and smiling playfully, shot from low to high - to bring focus to a pair of 5 inch high patent leather platform boots. Lastly he has several images of women in corsets, much of the image black and white, except for the vibrant hues of the corset.
You can check out more of Skala's work by visiting his website: http://wwwstud.fh-zwickau.de/~olsk or his deviant art profile: http://infox.deviantart.com.
Cmdrbond, aka Chris Christie, is a photographer from Leeds UK. Chris's photography can be summed up in one word: Raw. He doesn't typically shoot paid models opting instead to bring his camera along to play parties, fetish events, and other closed door areas where he shoots real people in real situations.
Chris has a quote on his deviant art profile from one of his favorite photographers, Robert Carlos Clarke, who recently passed away.
"You get the feeling of having picked your own wild mushroom, otherwise they feel they are attached to a product and getting a lot of money for it. It's strange because it's like a hooker. It's like the difference between having sex with someone who loves you and someone you're paying . . . I much prefer to work with real people, it's much more rewarding. To work with prepared models is a bit like processed food, you tend to get something that's already been half-boiled by a bunch of other cooks. "Virgin" models are like wild strawberries - elusive, tastier and fun to find."
Beautifully worded. Looks like Chris is blazing a trail in the footsteps of his own favorite. We look forward to more of Chris's work. You can find more images in his portfolio here, and he also has a website with his most recent work at http://www.sek.kong.btinternet.co.uk/
Bommi, a photographer from Essen Germnay, takes some of the most unique surreal fetish photography we've ever seen. Some of the images you look at, and you feel as if you are walking inside of Bommi's mind, seeing his fantasies and dreams. His shots are highly crafted, and you can tell he spent a lot of time thinking through the details of his images: the color tone, shadows, perspective.
While he has developed his own style that can be seen throughout his images, his creatively bounces from place to place, like a bullet ricocheting off a wall. Bommi's unpredictability leads the viewer to want to click on the next image, and see what surprise might be in store. It could be a glamour type shot of a snowboarder with no top, to a parody of barbi-dolls illustrated by a shot of a bizarre plastic surgery scene.
You can find more of Bommi's work at his personal website: http://www.picturerail.de/. With a variety of shots, imagination, and scenes, you will not be disappointed!
Arrrr matey, Pirate Photography is here to take pictures of your booty! Bad jokes aside, Pirate Photography is 21 year old Stephanie Wood, an experimental photographer from the UK. Wood is currently finishing up school studying English Literature and she loves "my cat more than most people."
She uses a Fujifilm S9600, resides in Lincolnshire, and enjoys photography, reading, poetry, dancing. Pirates favorite photographers are: lithiumpicnic, Perry Gallagher, Micheal Helms - excellent choices!
Despite her youth, Wood has already published a book entitled "Pretty Persuasion" which you can purchase at blurb.com. It has a collection of pin up, burlesque, alternative fashion and conceptual photography. Her photos can be hard and gritty, in your face shots of a range of models. Definitely fun to look at, as you never know what you might get next. You can view more of her work at her website: http://www.piratephotography.co.uk.
If you don't know the work of Lithium Picnic, aka Phillip Warner of Houston Texas, you don't know the scene. Simply put, there is a reason why everyone knows who he is - his work does the talking for him and it is phenomenal!
Lithium picnic has shot most if not all of the big names in the alternative / fetish community. His images have a style and edge that comes from years of shooting and perfecting his craft into something uniquely his own. Currently Phillip shoots for Zivity, Deviant Nation, and his own website. According to his bio, "His work has been published world wide and featured on Playboy.com, the E Channel, MTV, a trailer for CSI-NY and in galleries across the US and Germany."
We are such fans of Lithium Picnic, it's hard to critique his work. If you would like to read up on the man behind the camera, Philip has his own blog where he shares occasional photos and talks about up and coming projects and travels.