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…
- Jules de Balincourt’s vivid paintings of public spaces play with reality
- Harry Israelson photographs a renaissance fair in sunny California
- Introducing graphic designer Moonsick Gang
- Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa designs the inaugural issue of YES & NO Magazine
- “Non-league football is our punk rock” – Alex Brown’s work for Eastbourne Town FC
- Artist Esther Watson reimagines the flying saucers her dad created as a child
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- Photographer Sophie Mayanne’s new personal project celebrates imperfection (NSFW)
- Jon Burgerman on his utterly brilliant Instagram experiments
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices