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 […]

“In the Blue Dress”, by Lena Osmolovska

Jelena Osmolovska is a 33 years old photographer from Latvia who talks about innocence, solitude and delicacy via refreshing and eye-catching artworks. According to the self-taught artist, photography itself is nothing but an ample reflection of thoughts, situations and experiences that have deeply changed her. In the new photographic series, “In the Blue Dress”, Lena […]

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; […]

Cultartes Features: Alex Lee by Bleeblu

Mark Harless a.k.a. Bleeblu is a portrait photographer based in Alabama. He believes it’s important you know he is not from there. He merely just lives there until new opportunities come up. Bleeblu was born in the Philippines but spent most of his youth on an island in the the Pacific Ocean called Kwajalein.    This […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Dana Tole: Varya is My Alter-Ego (Exclusive Interview and Photos)

We stumbled across the impressive work of portrait photographer Dana Tole the other day and have been scrolling ever since. Her photos are mysterious, beautifully processed and break the ordinary portrait mold in so many outstanding ways. Howdy, Dana! Tell us about yourself, when did you first started to shoot? How is your artistic style? […]

“Subiectiv în București” – Sneak Peek of Today’s Fresh Adult’s Potential

His name is Codruț Gașpar, but his friends call him Cody. I remember I used to make fun of him because my female dog had the same name, since at first we taught she was male. Leaving the joke aside, we were colleagues in Tonitza for four years. Initially we would skip classes together in […]

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 […]

VSLO – The Most Complex Visual Arts Festival in Romania

In august 2010 the first edition of VSLO (Vama Under Oscar Lights) was taking place. From a simple photography festival, it became an international visual arts festival, which for one week each year, brings in Vama Veche, creators from around the world. I’ve been going every year since edition three. At first, I was just […]

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 […]

Shut Your Filthy Mouth Creative!

Brooke Mitchell-Olimpieri a.k.a. Filthy Mouth Creative is a photographer, stylist and creative director based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She also creates a fashion style which is a juxtaposition at this idea and artistic vision, Filthy Mouth Cloathing. Completely self taught, she uses her never-ending curiosity to create unique concepts. Her work is heavily inspired by […]

When You Catch Your Nose Between Senses

Steph Wilson is a London-based photographer and artist. Her photographs have this velvety richness about them that make the images rather surreal. She is also founder of Lemon People, an art collective where she works with other creators to realize all kinds of projects. We could say that her thing is to incorporate humour alongside political or cultural themes […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part. X: Donari Braxton

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 […]

Daria Amaranth’s Lugubrious Portraits Narrate Wordless Stories

Daria Amaranth is a photographer based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Her artworks consist mainly of series of melancholic, Victorian-like photographs that mix together nature, fauna and deep emotions. Her predilection for self-portraits is actually the real trigger that brings to the surface most of the stories the artist wants to depict. “I like to create mystery […]

Flamboyant Pictures of Human-Flowers by Cao Dien

Cao Dien (Dien Vu Cao Nguyen) is a Vietnamese, USA-based young fine-artist and filmmaker whose main creative ideas are strongly connected to inner beauty and colorful appearances. The photographer is guided by two life philosophies: “beauty is not about the face” and “photography is sex”. “I bring to the act of photography all of the […]

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 […]

Paul Kurucz’s Provocative Photography Challenges Our Views on Gender, Religion, Race

In 2015, the Franco-Hungarian stage director Paul Kurucz moved to Rio de Janeiro. He established there the Kolor art collective as a creative base organizing “nonconformist art events and photo shootings in Brasil”. Kolor was firstly founded by the same artist in Budapest (Hungary) back in 2011, but the relocation of the project was kind […]

Brett Walker – Speaking Through Photographs, Not Words

Somewhere around a week ago, I wrote to Brett Walker, with the hopes of writing this article. I asked him to tell me a few things about himself, about his “accomplishments” within the art field, generally what does he have to say about himself as a creator, a photographer and as a person, so I could […]

The Red District of Andrei Burcea’s Mind

I opened up two Tumblr blogs to get the text going. The big, black & white, eye-raping pictures start developing. The crimson, blood-dissolving red pictures, start flowing. My useless thirst to gather visual waste tells me that I know Andrei, even though he doesn’t know me (I’m the epitome of stalking). But I don’t know […]

Irina Gache – Sink At The Bottom of Oceans And Seas

Irina Gache has a way to expose through photography and writing, things which are close to what is buried and repressed within people. Things close to their darkness and the inner child which we all have and choose to lock up as we age. We lock him up somewhere far away and then throw the […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part VI: Sander Dekker

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 […]

Cristiana Cott Negoescu – Bioluminescent creature thinking in multiple dimensions

Cristiana is for me one of those people with whom I couldn’t ever reach a wall (like an end) of consciousness, imagination, thought and knowledge, even if I would live outside of time. When I say wall, I’m talking about a blockage, an end – the consumption of the creative source that lies within her. […]

Photography As A CuriousZedy

‘You don’t take a photograph, you make it.’ Netherlands-based photographer Zdenek Sindelar, a.k.a. CuriousZed, has earned his keep in the profession by paying keen attention to detail and believing that in every image there is a story to be told. Zed was born and raised in Eastern Europe and although he currently resides in the Netherlands, the […]

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 V: Vivian Fu

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 Features: The Striking, Elaborate Photography of Szilagyi Edi

Szilagyi Edi (Edd Myspys) is a Romania-based photographer from Cluj-Napoca, whose artworks (photography, digital collages, photo-manipulations) depict strong emotions and capture raw feelings like melancholia or depression. His anonymous models – silent alchemists of the darkness – scratch the viewer’s mind in a long-lasting way, almost like permanent scars on the brain. “The passion for photography was […]