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This epitomises sensuality for me - how she seems to be revelling in her undoubtedly perfumed and toned upper arm. So wish it were my lips there, and everywhere else on her


Before Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, there was Viv Albertine

Viv, T-shirt from shop, Sex, photograph: Ray Stevenson               Viv, age 16, courtesy of the author Viv Albertine is not a household name, but Madonna, Kurt Cobain, and Carrie Brownstein have all been inspired by her. In her memoir “Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys

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55 Things Only ’90s Teenage Girls Can Understand

Wondering what the hell was inside Madonna’s Sex book. | 55 Things Only ’90s Teenage Girls Can Understand

Steven Meisel (born June 5, 1954) is an American fashion photographer, who obtained popularity and critical acclaim with his work in US and Italian Vogue and his photographs of friend Madonna in her 1992 book Sex. He is now considered one of the most successful fashion photographers in the industry, shooting regularly for both US and Italian Vogue, and lately W (also published by Condé Nast).


Magazine - William Mortensen: Monsters and Madonnas

Born in 1897, William Mortensen is known best for his Hollywood portraits shot from the 1920s to the 1940s. Mortensen championed the newly budding Pic...

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Madonna Rides Again, Photographed by Steven Klein, 2006. Madonna "unafraid, leather-clad and in the best shape of her life," at age 47.

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bettina rheims photographs the complex worlds of sex workers, prisoners and celebrities

A new retrospective of the French photographer's work displays portraits of Madonna and Mila Jovovich, female inmates and transgender youth.