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Sacha Shevchenko, 23 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE

Guillaume Herbaut’s series, The New Amazons, brought him to the Brejnev district in Kiev, Ukraine, where he took portraits of the controversial feminist group Femen. Femen activists strive to fight sexual tourism and to educate women to be more assertive and powerful. They use their bodies as weapons and protest nude, or topless, in the streets in order to achieve their goals. Sacha Chevtchenko, the founding member, explained: “One day, we don’t know why, one of us, Kseniya Chatchko, undressed, and we saw that the people, the press, started to see us and to listen to us.” Since then, activists come together and protest topless weekly. Each time, they gain more attention, which suits their agenda as they want to affect women’s rights not only in Ukraine, but globally, and become an international feminist group. They currently have over 300 members and are based in France. The young women, armed simply with colorful wreaths, ribbons, and for the most part, thin, fragile-looking bodies, are boldly standing up to the male dominated politics of their country, and are regularly arrested. Don’t let appearances get in the way: these girls are fierce. Taken from Feature Shoot

All images © Guillaume Herbaut


Xsenjia Shachko, 24 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE


Inna Shevchenko, 21 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE


Tanya Zatserkounaya, 22 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE


Sacha Niemchinova, 30 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE


Olga Blagodarova, 20 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE


Marianna Beltskaya, 20 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE


Yuliya Kovpatchik, 22 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE


Macha Khivrich, 18 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE


Tanya Zatserkounaya, 22 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE


Nataline Ossadchaya, 19 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE

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Malerie-Marder
The images in LA-based photographer Malerie Marder’s intimate book Carnal Knowledge are a combination of color and black and white photographs of family members, friends and herself, all in the nude. Sometimes shot in sparse motel rooms, the images feel both intimate and distant at the same time: some of the subjects are couples, captured in private moments, with bodies intertwined; other times the subjects stand removed and separate from each other. Asked during various interviews to discuss her thoughts behind the book, Marder says, “What was I thinking when I made the pictures? This is in no particular order: fate, kink, performance, a secret, nostalgia, sensual memory, voyeurism, nighttime settings, barren rooms, stark lighting, romantic trysts, foreign environments, intimacy, and lack of intimacy, connection, lack of connection, self-reflection, and lack of self-reflection…My work has a lot to do with privacy and secrecy. I’m innately drawn to this, someone disarming themselves for the camera, in a moment that would normally remain private. That’s my drive, or, in a way my addiction.” Taken from Feature Shoot

All images © Malerie Marder

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Some pictures of Catrin Claeson that the amazing Danish fashion photographer Signe Vilstrup took for V Magazine, UK, August 2011. Taken from Signe

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Signe Vilstrup

Signe Vilstrup

Laura Pannack is a fine art photographer based in London. In 2010, her work received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. This work is from her series on Young British Naturists (YBN), a group for UK naturists aged between 16 to 30. She writes: When I came across YBN, I was fascinated with understanding reasons why these young people wanted to belong to a group exposing such human vulnerability. I wanted to know why they felt the need to be naked or be part of a group where this was not only acceptable but also encouraged. I soon realized that naturism is more than just about being naked, it is a philosophy of life with physical, psychological, environmental, social and moral beliefs. Some would classify naturism as a religion. YBN arrange camping activities and outings to meet and socialise with like- minded young people. At events, members get to know each other, play sports and relax. The group accepts all types of individuals, there are no rules; members can be any of race, religion, profession, political preference, economic status and need no specific skill or talent; individuals are accepted just as long as one is under 30 and has an interest in naturism. Perhaps this complete acceptance is one of the keys to its success. Nudity is often associated with sex. However I discovered that this could not be farther from the truth within naturism. The human body becomes almost an irrelevance, something with which they become almost unaware of and is their own norm. In order to fully understand my subject and gain the trust and respect of the people I wished to photograph I felt it was essential for me to cross over to their side and be naked. By placing myself in a vulnerable situation , the connection with my subjects was one of mutual understanding and equality. This ongoing project consists of young British naturists aged between 17 and 30. I aim to capture them as individuals, not just naturists. Taken from Feature Shoot

All images © Laura Pannack

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Young British Naturists (YBN) Laura Pannack

Young British Naturists (YBN) Laura Pannack

Young British Naturists (YBN) Laura Pannack

Young British Naturists (YBN) Laura Pannack

Young British Naturists (YBN) Laura Pannack

Young British Naturists (YBN) Laura Pannack

Young British Naturists (YBN) Laura Pannack

A new take on the popular ‘La Dolce Vita’ theme with Brazilian model Raquel Zimmermann by Mariano Vivanco for Spanish Vogue. Taken from Fashiontography.

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Monotone Symphony by Phil Poynter in Ponystep Spring/Summer 2011, the debut print issue. Taken from Fashiontography.

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Amazing work by the Belgian photographer Marc Lagrange. You have to visit his site, it’s really impressive stuff.

All images © Marc Lagrange

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Marc Lagrange

Say what you want about Terry Richardson as a person but sometimes he is just brilliant. A lot of people claim that he is the biggest pervert in the fashion industry and that is probably absolutely true. This was a shoot for Vogue Homme International and editorial titled “Autoportraits” for some watch company. Taken from Paper mode.

All images © Terry Richardson

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Candice Swanepoel in “Candice does Copenhagen” photographed by Mario Testino for VMan Winter 2010. Taken from Paper Mode.

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Mario Testino

I was looking at the Taschen book sale and found a book by Helmut Newton and got reminded how good he is.  Even though I love Martin Parr and colour photography it’s really nice to see some good black and white work for a change.

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Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton