Under Your Skirt And Beyond. Leonardo Glauso

Don’t tell me you don’t like to peek where you are not allowed! I smelled you guys enjoy to look under the girls skirts since… forever. Well, just for this fact and many other things we know, we have chosen to present you some of the best intimate, kinky Leonardo’s works. Leonardo Glauso was born in Florence […]

Sarah Likes Pretty Girls And We Like Sarah

Sarah Bleszynski has a “bad” habit, sarahlikesprettygirls, as we all do. “Sarah Bleszynski´s work represents a refreshing honest pictorial of women made by women.” (source) Very true, indeed, but for me, this sounds more like a woman fight, into a boxing ring fenced with all kinds of subtleties. I won’t use big words, big words is for nerds; […]

“Meet Me @ Ezra Cafe!” That’s What She Said

California native, “occasional gypsy”, as he likes to say, Justin is a Boston based photographer/artist. His works have a raw, wild appeal, which put you on thoughts, some sort of naughty thoughts, but still… After all he seems like a shy guy or a very hard to find or whatever. There are about a billion coffee […]

Cultartes ‘Cinema’ Presents Friday Films by Chase Hart

“My name is Chase Hart, I like to shoot photos.” Well, this is a hell of a description. I’m not saying I don’t like those artists hiding behind their works, but, man, we are in an era of information. I’m feeling a little handicapped without info. Chase Hart is the figure behind the project named Friday […]

Shuffled Love: Chtcheglov Pinti

Chtcheglov Pinti is a photographer based in Lisbon. If we are to consider his name you wouldn’t suspect that. I personally don’t know much of his work and I have to admit that I accidentally found his portfolio. Well, I don’t like to  exaggerate with twaddle, so, if you want to see more of his works just take […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part. XI: Wladyslaw Pawelec

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 […]

Ivanna Ravac, “The Fairy Godmother of Having Fun” – NSFW

The word “Ravac” has more meanings, which kind of lead you to the same place.  It represents either stum dripping by itself from grapes within the winepress, clear wine which stood at low temperatures or wine obtained from mountain fruits. Maybe this description doesn’t seem significant, but for me it is a reminder of my […]

Andreea Andrei Exclusive for Cultartes: “Fuck Money and Fame!”

To be very honest and to say who Andreea Andrei is… is a complicated thought. She’s an art lover, she likes rain and the smell of it, she travels by herself to see Europe and to find her inner peace. She’s a cat lover and a wine drinker, she smells like Chanel (always but her alter ego […]

Love, Sex and Rock’n’Photo

Maxime Ballesteros was born in Lyon, France. He is more than a talented artist, he’s a kind of a rockstar of photography world. His works abound of naturalness and they are as an attraction in a game with kinky insinuations. Since 2007, Maxime lives in Berlin where, he also had a series of exhibitions with quite some impact. In […]

Luo Yang And The Unusual Subversive Face Of China’s Female Youth

Luo Yang is a promising young photographer from Beijing living and working in Shanghai. She started photographing when she was in university in 2007 and we know she has been interested in film images since she was a little kid. In 2012, Ai Weiwei designated her one of the “rising stars of Chinese photography” (New Statesman). She has […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part VIII: Jean-Francois Jonvelle

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 […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part VII: Bettie Page

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 […]

Clothe Me With The Nakedness of Your Shadow. Julie Munier

  You can dress my existence, with the nakedness of your shadow, my dear! This phrase it came in my semi-poetic mind when I saw the Julie’s photo-journal, if I can call it that way. Shapes. Everything moves around shapes. The human shapes and their eroticism, to be more accurate.  Julie Munier is a very […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part IV: Nobuyoshi Araki

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 Sneaks Into Emma’s Room

Robert Chang is an analog photographer from Hong Kong, currently living in Greece and he loves his girlfriend, Emma.  His newest project is all about the lovely Emma. “This project started accidentally, and I liked it so much I decided to make a project and later a book about it. Emma is my muse. I shoot her […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part III: Weegee

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 […]

Shae DeTar. The Painted Vail of Photography

Shae DeTar lives and works in New York City. “As a teenager I used to collage and paint on magazine photos all the time but only considered it a hobby”, says photographer, painter, and fine artist Shae.  How many of you have not drawn, on the face of celebrities in magazines, or calendars, with a marker […]

Cultartes Features The Moody Self-Portraits of Anna Marcell

Anna Marcell is a Brooklyn, NY based fine art and self-portrait photographer who captures her own feelings and states of minds in never ending, beautifully glowing series of pictures. According to the photographer’s website, Anna Marcell “stems from intimacy because it shows how she is feeling at that moment and she desires the photograph to […]

Cultartes Features ‘In Rooms’, The Visual Diary of Brittany Markert

Brittany Markert is a fine art photographer from Brooklyn, NY. What it takes is only few clicks on her shady website to get caught in some sort of an insurgent whirl of madness and taboo. Her early artworks, most of them polaroids and self-portraits, show little of her dark-side imagery, but enough to realize her […]

HAVE SUM NURV_3

HAVE SUM NURV (Newest Unconventional Romanian Videos) will be here once every two weeks, to keep you up to date with the best (in our opinion) unconventional clips, music-videos or short-films created by Romanian producers or artists. Why just Romanian videos? Because we’re a Romania-based webzine. But as we see it, that’s just temporary (you […]

Delight Your Eyes With This Series of Silver Statuelike Beauties

Marin Richard is a Pitesti-based retoucher, photographer and graphic designer, currently studying in Timisoara (Romania) whose works focus mostly on fashion and portraiture. His latest series features a group of models captured in eye-catching black and white photographs, different than anything he’s done before. The photographs make the subject for his Art Bachelor’s Degree Final […]

New Website Exposes Bikers In Nude Interviews to Reveal Their Fragility

If you’re a biker and you enjoy the Playboy kind of journalism, this is probably the best thing you’ll see today. A Romanian bicycling related website came up with an initiative that will most likely catch your attention for a while. What’s so special about it? First of all, Biciclescu.ro it’s not a protest against […]

New Faeric Photo Series by Sabina Costinel Brings The Forest’s Mystery Back

Sabina Costinel (Sabina Costinel Imagery) is a Romanian photographer whose works are focusing on the environmental particularities and on the beauty of the urban/natural antagonism, by releasing a free narrative story whose unique message could simply reduce to one single word: quietness. In a previous interview for Cultartes Magazine, Sabina said: “I am still trying to figure out […]

The Sweet Macabre of Elena Helfrecht’s Dreadful Photography

Oh, the sweet macabre! Elena Helfrecht is a German artist whose artworks reminded me of Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and Von Trier’s The Antichrist. Her darkling photography is far away from an evil-looking one. The blood and ashes means transformation, rebirth, not death. As she says on her website, Elena found her influences in the […]

Andreea Chiru’s Heavenly Photos Are Motionless GIFS

After a quick browse through Andreea Chiru‘s photographs I remembered the reason why I’m so obsessed with slow motion and images that give me that little state of high. The Romanian artist light-mindedly succeeds to bring together the innocence of human body, it’s millenial praise and the idea of perpetual movement. No matter if its smoke, […]

Serge Marshennikov’s Sleeping Beauties

The Russian artist Serge Marshennikov loves watching them in their sleep. And painting them on the process. His stalking-like obsession determined him to reveal the beauty of women vulnerability while they’re deep devoured by their dreams. His approach has nothing unconventional in particular, considering the technique that replicates the Renaissance style. There are only a few details that give the […]

Watch the “Anatomy of Desire”, by Sarah Gross

In the short movie “Anatomy of Desire”, Sarah Gross focuses on the woman’s body and her individual journey to discover the hidden force of pleasure. The tension of the rhythmic background music is in a perfect harmony with the human skin and breathing. Each body part becomes a place on the desire map. A clear […]