From Freud to Salt n Pepa, mankind has long harboured an obsession with sexy times and the psychological mechanics surrounding them. Lust is such an individual experience that it gives free range to creatives looking to produce something erotic, playing as they can with our personal predilections.
So when Amsterdam-based duo Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm were approached by new erotic title Baron magazine, they decided to stick with what they know and produced these extraordinary shots of everyday objects somehow transformed into a charged, seductive series.
As Niels explains: “We didn’t want to shoot erotics in a real way, as we’re not so specialised in this skill. Normal objects though are much more in our area, so we looked more in this direction. It’s nice that people think they are perverts looking at these boring still-lifes. ”
The magazine launched this week and describes itself on the website thus: "Enter Baron, The Erotic Paperback Magazine for gentlemen and ladies who enjoy a cocktail, chit chatting about modern art, fine dressing and when the lights faint and the gin runs out, become connoisseurs at taking their companion into bed. "
It’s got a top line-up of creative talent on board and some eye-popping articles on things I couldn’t mention on a family website…
- Gender politics, feminism and Kanye West – the world according to Vanessa Beecroft
- Allen Jones' Maîtresse, a series of S&M-inspired paintings
- First Dates for those who create: London agency Form on their working relationship
- Air-brushed psychedelia and neon lights abound in Robert Beatty’s new work
- Jack Davison shoots parrots with PTSD for The New York Times Magazine
- Graphic design work to challenge and empower the reader
- Racy photography from the new issue of Odiseo
- How to beat creative block: one designer offers his invaluable advice
- Bureau Mirko Borsche works with Nike Basketball on a new graphic language
- Meditation and creativity: should we believe the hype?
- VSCO develops new typeface and a symbol-based language as part of its rebrand
- More salaciously surreal illustrations from French duo Mrzyk & Moriceau