C’est Lui, Paul Virlan!

Romanian illustrator Paul Virlan (featured here) is going to exhibit this month a series of artworks in an venue meant to set up a milestone in his artistic development. From 30th of June and until 14 of July, if you’re in Bucharest you can come by Copper’s Pub to witness “C’est Moi”, the artist’s transmorphism seen through […]

The Nakedness Of A Muse. Nicole by Justin Friesen

Justin Friesen is a filmaker and a photographer based in Toronto, Canada. In the film industry, he started as an actor at the age of 5. It does not seem too credible, is it? “When I was in High School I took a film class. I fell in love with filmmaking. I was inspired by the likes […]

Hannes Windrath’s Raw Images Are a Call for Freedom

Hannes Windrath is a German photographer capturing the beauty of nudity and naturalness. I found his photography style quite appealing, mixing dark and sexy elements with powerful, yet nostalgic feelings. It’s a cliche somewhere in the middle, he creates a stunning view for what it’s supposed to be a call for freedom. His images are […]

Lucian Harbada’s Collages Offer a New, Unusual Perspective on Life and Reality

I recently ran into Lucian Harbada‘s work and I’m feeling excited I eventually did this. He creates impressing minimalist collages, managing to offer a new and unusual perspective on life and reality. Lucian presents his own parallel world, where everything seem to be surrounded by the vast emptiness of space. I mostly enjoy how he […]

Choreographer and Photographer AdeY Captures Images of Naked Bodies in Fluid Poses

British-born photographer AdeY captures stunning images of naked bodies in fluid poses, rather strange yet so captivating. I follow his website for a long time now and I just can’t get enough of this venerability and loneliness thing. He is also an acclaimed choreographer so this must be the reason why he plays so wonderfully […]

Pulkit Kamal: „My Usual Message is About Human Alienation, Loss and Loneliness.”

Pulkit Kamal is a self taught artist from Mumbai, India. He started exploring mixed media and digital alteration, mostly to form a surreal atmospheric environment depicting depression, anxiety, lifelessness, joy, love, sorrow, despair, remorse and heartbreaks. Discover more about Pulkit and his work on the following interview. Hello, Pulkit! Tell us more about yourself and […]

Denis Kulikov Loves the Aesthetics of the Female Body

Denis Kulikov is a Russian self-taught photographer based in Saint Petersburg and he finds most of his models through the web. Denis received his math degree from Saint Petersburg State University, but photography remains one of his favorite hobby: he shoots a lot of fashion, nude and fine art portraiture.  I find it easier to work with nude […]

Art Without Nudes Is Just “Eh”! Mikki Marvel by 2nd Life Photography

Nudes have been, like forever, the artists’ leitmotif. It has always been fashionable, but not really into contemporary world. We’re not talking here about a stylish matter, but about an irresistible desire of watching the natural beauty of the human body. After all, let’s just consider art without women; or worse, about women all dressed […]

Explore the Sweet Urban Nights Series by Cosimo F. Stasi

Cosimo F. Stasi is an Italian freelance photographer, born in the province of Taranto. He participated in a workshop of still life with the talented Silvio Bursomanno and a workshop of portraits with Alessio Albi. Inspired by photographers like Mario Testino, Tim Walker or Sebastiao Selgado, he creates stunning realistic images showing off the intimacy […]

Micaela Mclucas Goes Soul-Searching and the Result is Fascinating

Today’s feature on Cultartes is Micaela Mclucas who grew up in Southern California. Some of you might know her after she quit her job in New York – where she says she was consumed with ‘fancy heels and nice clothes’ – to live a simple life on the road. Her photos are full of shiny, […]

Dancer In The Light. Marianne Haugli by Julie Pike

Marianne Haugli is the main character of this photo shooting and a contemporary dancer, model and choreographer; just like Julie, she lives in Oslo, Norway.  Julie Pike is an award-winning photographer whose works have been exhibited in national and international fashion and art publications, institutions, art galleries and museums. Julie Pike was born in Scotland in 1975, […]

Fade In-Out by Alessio Bottiroli

Alessio Bottiroli is a software developer from Italy, but his passion is photography. He works both on digital and analog, but he likes film way more when it comes to personal projects, which are often inspired by the music he listens to and the books he reads. “Fade In-Out” is a new dreamy, surreal series […]

Leonardo Glauso’s “Private Nudes” – A Two-Faced Display of Sexuality

Naked twins. Naked roller-skaters. Naked contortionists. Naked beauty seen with a naked eye. Glauso’s muses are innocence’s turned voluptuously in guilt, sweet guilt. Leonardo Glauso is a photographer, editor and founder of Resuer Magazine, currently based in Milan. Born in Florence, he started photographing about 7-8 years ago. He’s still in his twenties, but I […]

There are Infinite Reasons to Love Temptation of Sin Series by Stefan Neagu

Stefan Neagu‘s Temptation of Sin series is an approach to reality, a call for pushing the boundaries. Some bizarre emotions get a chance to speak in these pictures. Stefan focuses on portrait photography, it’s like he tries to examine the changes happened in a female representation; the result is both outstanding and poetic. Already known […]

Gravity Defying Skate Session by Badthrowup

Antonio Paradiso aka Badthrowup freezes moments in time. This skate session captures motion and movement and it’s a gravity defying project that best describe this culture. I’m not really into the politics of skate photography, but I can tell this is something I truly enjoy. I guess it’s about the relation between the skateboarder and […]

Jacqueline Secor on Diversity of Nature Series: “Painting Vulvae is an Act of Resistance”

Aldous Huxley once said that “perhaps it’s good for one to suffer – can an artist do anything if he’s happy? Would he ever want to do anything?”. Ergo, only by going through trauma an artist can really express himself. There’s no surprise there. Not anymore. As we’re going to find out in the interview […]

With Love! From Libby Edwards

Libby Edwards is an Australian photographer and artist living in Berlin for about 3 years; she’s originally from Perth, Western Australia. “With love” is a project that involves a lot of poetry. Woven with the bohemian scent of a naked breast, this series gives birth to a kind of nostalgia. If you’ve missed the opportunity, you’ll feel an […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part. XII: Larsen Sotelo

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

Cultartes x Bad Jubies Apparel: The Story Behind this Photo Shooting

So I guess he did it again and this time we were dead serious involved. Lupu Marius made a special photo shooting featuring Cultartes and Bad Jubies Apparel sweet t-shirts. It’s more like a fashion story starring Melania Spataru and Raula Hutan; a story based and about capturing the essence of a badass friendship and […]

Eclectic Drawings of Starry Skies by Alexandra Costea

Alexandra Costea, Romanian self-taught artist is sketching images depicting wanderlust, midnight-loving scenes that seem to be taken out of Arctic Monkeys’ Do I Wanna Know music video. Large views of starry skies, peaceful solitude and just plain coffee combine together in a most simplistic, yet enjoyable state of mind. Check it out below. Wanna get featured? […]

Cold Void. A Film About Mental Illness as Seen Through the Eyes of Niklas Kvarforth

Man has always had a strange curiosity regarding one’s mind. The person next to you or you have feelings for makes you imagine scenarios and interpret untold stories of their human being. Niklas Kvarforth is for the metal world a special appearance. A man who always decided to show off his real face, while his […]

Sara Pongrac: “The Hottest Stars are Blue”

1995. Bill Clinton “mistakenly” confirms that Area 51 exists. Microsoft releases Windows 95, the first major consumer-oriented edition of Windows. Ebola epidemic kills almost 250 people in Central-Africa. And, finally, the instant-cult, independent film “Kids”, directed by Larry Clark, sees the big screen. Starring prominent actresses in their youth, such as Chloë Sevigny or Rosario […]

The Sympathetic World of Folur

Chiara Cappetta has created his own artistic world. Folur seems to be a broken creature from another universe; one that takes place and exists just in shades of melancholy. You will get caught easily in this landscape and you’ll look into her creations to exhaustion. You’ll look and seek and you’ll find out her world […]

Gabriele Viertel’s Spectral Underwater Poetry

“She takes beautiful underwater pictures with models. By looking at her pictures you’ll see it’s almost as if you’d look at paintings”, says Mieke, a close friend of Gabriele Viertel. That’s not probably the most accurate description, but I guess it did the trick. It somehow got my attention, so I decided to check Gabriele’s […]

You Might Want to Take a Look! with Elena Atzori

Elena Atzori is an Italian photographer based in Rome. There is a dose of eroticism in her photos, but it comes with humor and it will make you accept them easily. Somehow, she takes a simplistic idea and transforms it into something that’s going to blow your mind. There would be many things to say yet “nonsense”, so let’s […]

On the Road: In Berlin with Antonio Paradiso (Exclusive)

My name is Antonio a.k.a. Badthrowup. I used to study at The University of Fine Arts, however now I am studying marketing and business communication. In my free time I like to take silly pictures and play around with my cameras. Although here we are going to see only the nicer works, as it should […]

Take Off My Clothes and Dress Me With A Tattoo! by Alissa Brunelli

Alissa Brunelli (born 1983) is a photographer working out of Phoenix, Arizona and Columbus, Ohio who focuses on tattooed women and youth culture. With an internationally published body of work spanning well over a decade, Alissa has had her work featured in magazines, videos, television, print (fashion & editorial) as well as various websites worldwide. […]

Johan Nieuwenburg’s Diary. 122 Hours of Fear

Born in Den Haag, Netherlands, Johan Nieuwenburg says he’s “from the place where hardcore is beautiful.” We can refer, as well, about the place he lives now, Buenos Aires; but wherever this place is, it’s a sure thing this is where he likes to call home for him and his photography. 122 Hour of Fear is his photographic diary, […]