Siberian Photographer Nikolay Bakharev’s Forbidden Intimate NSFW Portraits

During the 1980s by the Siberian artist Nikolay Bakharev worked as a mechanic and communal services factory photographer in the USSR. To supplement his income he would solicit work as a black market portrait photographer on the public beaches of Eastern Russia. If the shoot went well, he would invite his subjects to make further images in a more intimate setting, compelling his subjects over several hours into contorted, erotically charged poses, which at the time was highly illegal.

After the the fall of the Iron Curtain, Bakharev began to work more openly as an artist, although often being admonished as a pornographer. His photographs from this time reveal more than just the bodies of his subjects, but the longing and dampened dreams of the inhabitants of an industrial town and the desires of an unrelenting artist.

“It would be easy to misinterpret these images as simply the pornographic imaginings of a manipulative and dirty old man, yet there is something else within them — in the subjects’ eyes, in their frankness, in their curiosity and collusion, as well as in their surroundings – that suggests that much more is going on here, and that what is both at stake and in evidence stretches far beyond the realms of explicit sexuality, voyeurism and mere titillation.” — Aaron Schuman

Bakharev’s models are the people among whom he lives and his depictions can be divided into two distinct bodies of work: private and public. The private images are generally women or couples photographed in their homes, and the public are couples and larger groups in swimsuits photographed in the woods. During the 60s and 70s it was illegal to photograph nudes so the swimmers provided a surrogate. Taking on the role of “beach photographer” enabled Bakharev to both earn a living and depict his subjects in a much more revealing way than was officially allowed.

Bakharev carefully arranges his subjects into compelling poses in which the physical contact is erotically charged, and at the same time displays vulnerability and elegance.

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This Is What 7 Million Flowers In The Netherlands Look Like

Every year around mid-April, The Netherlands is transformed into a technicolor wonderland as millions of tulips bloom all at once. The Dutch are known for many things, but the tulip has become a worldwide phenomenon, and we set out to capture all the color.

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Sensual Female Portraits By Alan Chau

Alan Chau is a beauty and fashion photographer, based in Australia.

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Cool Pics That Show Gentlemen’s Beard Styles In The 19th Century

A cool photo collection that shows how men’s beards looked like from the 19th century.

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Beauty And Sensual Female Portrait Photography By Sagar Manjarres

Marvelous portraits by Sagar Manjarres, talented self-taught photographer and artist who was born and raised in Barcelona and currently lives and works in Luxembourg and travels frequently throughout Europe.

Sagar focuses on portraiture, he shoots awesome beauty, fashion, nude and lifestyle portrait photography. He has over 30,800 followers on Instagram. Manjarres uses Sony A9 and Sony A7R2 cameras with Sony 70-200mm 2.8 and Sony 24-70mm 2.8 lens.

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The First Russian Color Photos, 1910s

What we know about Peter Ivanovich Vedenisov (1866-1937): graduated from the Moscow conservatory in 1888…. He was a professional pianist and often performed. Was interested in local history, meteorology and photography, could make color autochromes on the glass. 150 color sheet glasses of Peter Vedenisov made between 1909 and 1914 have been preserved till today.

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“Red & Foxy”: Marvelous Beauty Photography By Kseniya Vetrova

Breathtaking portraits of women with freckles by Kseniya Vetrova, talented photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Moscow, Russia. Kseniya studied tudied Arts at Ural State University.

Vetrova focuses on fashion and portraiture, she shoots gorgeous beauty, editorial, commercial and lifestyle portrait photography. For her latest series “Red & Foxy”, Kseniya captures stunning portraits of Anastasiya Scheglova, beautiful ginger haired model.

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“Facebook Friendly”: Get Lost In The Artfully Censored Nude Photos Of Lee Nutter

Lee Nutter is a England-born, Cambodia-based photographer working masterfully within the art of nude photography. Recognizable by his sultry and vulnerable black and white photos of the female form, he artfully toys with the concept of censorship within his latest series, “Facebook Friendly.”

The series started as a way for Lee to vent his frustrations regarding Facebook’s censorship restrictions–which would find the artist’s uncensored photos gravely against the site’s strict, nipple-fearing policy. With this in mind, Lee explored a method of photo manipulation that is simple, yet so genius for his specific needs: he tore and burned the images apart.

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Haunting Photos That Will Fill Your Dreams For Days

It’s safe to say that at first glance, the powerful images of British photographer Haris Nukem (previously) hit you squarely between the eyes. His evocative portraits could easily be taken from a vampiric horror movie. An intoxicating blend of Fight Club meets Underworld as it were.

His portraits often feature blood soaked women in various states of anguish and fear – which has often proved controversial with certain members of the public. Look closer and you’ll find several of his subjects seemingly possessed by malevolent supernatural forces.

One factor that cannot be overlooked is Nukem unquestionable ability to draw out an emotional response from you the view. His work might make you feel uneasy, fascinated or confused but it will undoubtedly affect you in some way.

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Wonderful Photos Capture The Beach Lives Of North Carolina In The Summer Of 1975

Joel Sternfeld is a fine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States and helping establish color photography as a respected artistic medium. He has influenced a generation of color photographers, including Andreas Gursky, who borrows many of Sternfeld’s techniques and approaches.

Below is a collection of interesting color photos from his photo series Nags Head, which documents the eponymous beach town where Sternfeld spent the summer of 1975. With these images, he attempted to visually achieve a sense of temporal and spatial fluidity.

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