Forget About This Unbearable Heat with Lena Pogrebnaya’s Work

Lena Pogrebnaya is an architect and a photographer currently based in Ukraine; she focuses on fashion and architecture, something mixing these last two with fine art and portrait photography. While looking at her photos in some peculiar way I sense a bit of drama. I am convinced that after I saw these images, stared amazed […]

The Secret Places of Tom Stoltenberg

Tom Stoltenberg is a young photographer and student at the technical university Dortmund, Germany. Born and grown up in the area ‘Ruhrgebiet’, best known for it’s large coal industry of the last century, he focuses on portraying abandoned places such as old coal mines and similar industrial objects. That metropolitan region is undergoing a change […]

Jonathan Moyal’s Images Make You Think About Your Sweetest Dreams

Jonathan Moyal is a French photographer who creates stunning, intimate images of young girls, but you’ll also find in his photo stream a bunch of impressive landscape images taken while traveling, successfully capturing and creating unique moments. What I admire the most about his photography journal is the powerful use of tones. Either black and […]

The Photographic World of Nurjona Pinguri

Nurjona Pinguri is a sweet girl from Tirana, Albania, who made a passion for photographing the world around her. Our law student, namely Nurjona, tries through her own resources to unravel the photographic art, but also Latin and French. Well, we’re dealing with a very ambitious chick. Good for us! I went over her work after hours of browsing […]

Hubert Solczynski’s Mind-Revealing Creations Just Can’t Leave You Insensitive

I ran into Hubert Solczynski’s unique work a couple of days ago and there’s not a single thing that can leave me insensitive. Born in Poland, this young boy has a boundless imagination developing a very particular style. Hubert is a self-taught artist who practiced alone in his room and found refuge in music. His […]

Magali Marrodan Wants You to Feel Something, Whatever You Like or Need

Magali Marrodan (MRGRT) is a photographer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She tries to impress us with her analog photography in attempt to portray a woman’s sensibility and charm. Magali develops her own films and she has been taking photos since she bought her first camera, a Canon A1. While having most of her friends […]

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 […]

A Three-Minute Endurance Test: Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight

After eating a bunch of green beans, it’s not such a good idea to watch this animated music video. It’s definitely a three-minute endurance test. Born in Tokyo in 1990, director Sawako Kanuki worked for a porn video company, after graduating Graphic Design from Tama Art University. I honestly can’t tell what the heck she […]

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 […]

Carrying on Someone’s Legacy via Art Festival: Rocanotherworld

You know you must’ve done something right when people you knew while you were alive gather to create a festival in your honor as soon as you’re gone. That’s what happened last year after Ioan Dan Niculescu aka Roca passed away. People he knew, people who knew him and people who’ve been touched in a […]

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, […]

No Guitars, No Basses, No Drums; Orchestra is The New Black. Les Chants du Hasard

Les Chants du Hasard is a highly theatrical project or should I say a play went to extreme. Hazard, the one sitting backstage and directing this grotesque show, brings in our attention some exploited sounds. The theatrical atmosphere is beautifully combined with extreme metal sounds and all of these make you consider this scenario has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Om Unit: „I Think We’ve Been Living in the Dystopia We Dreamed of.” (Interview)

Jim Coles, professionally known as Om Unit, is a Bristol-based electronic producer and DJ known for his work in electronic music and drum and bass. His upcoming concert at launmomentdat in parc in Timisoara on June 09 made us pretty curious about this. We got in touch and talked about his influences, the Cosmic Bridge […]

„People Tend to Find Refuge in Dreams”- Sediment Bruise Interview

Melancholy, riffs and harmonies beams at the music of Sediment Bruise. The music itself becomes really touching and poetic. We get under the fingernails of Michael to find out more about their music and what lies ahead for them… How did Sediment Bruise form? It all begun in Thessaloniki, Greece, when Nick and Mikelantzelo Nikolaidis decided […]

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 […]