The surreal erotic photography of Heinrich Heidersberger [NSFW]


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Xeni, beautiful photos, and I’m neither at work nor does anyone care what I look at when I am at work–but surely for those other poor chumps in offices, the NSFW tag comes too late when the boobs have already auto-loaded with the page? [EDIT after reading Stephen Schenck’s comment–this happens because I use the oldschool boingboing.net/page/1 url]


#3

Don’t forget those of who still prefer to read the site in the “blog” view when choosing SFW lead images.


#4

That’s not “Erotic Photography”
That’s a woman’s body used as a canvas for a man’s whimsy.


#5

My first thought was not erotica but “Nudes with gobo”. Surreal seems a bit off the mark as well.

edit: typo


#6

Looks like a James Bond credit sequence to me.


#7

Maybe we can get Xeni to chime in on a topic that has come up a few times recently; is BB SFW or NSFW fundamentally?

I have been working under the impression for some years now that BB is not necessarily work or kid friendly.


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I dunno. The places where I’ve worked, technically, nothing is “SFW” and you’ve agreed in your contract not to slack off or go anywhere non-work-related online.

Realistically, I don’t think any employer can expect their workforce not to slack off at least somewhat. I mean, I know we don’t really think about the guys at mission control in Houston updating Facebook or tweeting or reading the tech news, but I’m sure there’s at least some downtime on the job.

The place where I currently work is pretty chill, and the shift I work offers literally hour long stretches of downtime that are completely free. I’m pretty much allowed to do whatever I want as long as I’m not rubbing one out, or getting drunk or high. They do block netflix though, which is cool I guess. It’s mostly for network traffic management anyway.


#10

Agreed, straightforward nudes. Should not need NSFW.

Haven’t heard the term nudes for a decade but it seems what they are. Surreal, to my mind, would imply photoshoping or editing in some way, or the appearance thereof. These look pretty straightforward.

But a great addition to the photography section of my wallpaper collection!

Thx.


#11

Maybe so. Have you seen Yves Klein’s blowtorched paint-covered nude imprint canvases? On a scale of one to objectified whimsy, this is a 5, and that blows the fuses.


#12

Well, individual work context notwithstanding… I assume if you work for a porn company, they’re going to expect to see porn on your work computer. If you work for a preschool, not so much.

My work has actually told me to amuse myself on the internet rather than do tasks that are typically someone else’s job (under some weird context that if things are slow, that they’ll need something to do…). I think it’s because my boss (the only other Dr. at our clinic) thinks it’s “under” a doctor to be doing things like restocking or checking expiration dates on pharmacy drugs etc…, or heaven forbid, someone take the recycling or trash out!. So for me, dicking around on the internet is actually actively endorsed at times.

I guess the question should be “Assuming your average level of sensitivity to nudity, swearing, etc…, is BB “safe” for an average workplace that doesn’t forbid internet browsing of non-work sites?” (waaaaay too long, and with too many disclaimers IMHO).


#13

If the projected stripes were parallel, it’d be a 3d scan in progress. (Would such photo count as art?)


#14

Depends on your definition of art. If you call it art, it usually is.
Now whether or not it would be good art, that’s an entirely different question. :wink:

Love Heidersberger’s work though. Hard to believe some of these must be 65 years old! They’ve got an almost timeless vibe to them.


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As far as surreal goes, it can even be composition. I was looking at this work earlier as an example, then Cory conveniently posted an article on it.


#17

Ugh, that cheese is too rich for my blood.


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