Sensualizing Religion

Hedonic portrayals of religion push the boundaries of convention
Implications - Sex and religion are perhaps two of society’s most taboo subjects, and marrying them no doubt brings out an unparalleled fascination among consumers. Photography, fashion and art focused on sensualized religion create controversy and push society’s buttons, testing the tolerance of today’s consumer. If such traditionally inappropriate themes can be embraced, there’s no telling how far brands can push marketing limits.
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V. Hot Top 6 Examples: 482,214 Total Clicks Feb 11 - Apr 11
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Naughty Nun Photoshoots - Jessica Hart and Lydia Hearst are Sensually Seductive Sisters
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Viral 197,662 Clicks Pub: Feb 1, 11
Naughty Nun Photoshoots
Jessica Hart and Lydia Hearst are Sensually Seductive Sisters
This Jessica Hart and Lydia Hearst spread definitely breaks the stereotype of what we would associate with nuns. The blond duo turns the typical nun stereotype right out the door with this sensual and… [More]
Naughty Nun Photography - The Brian Ypperciel Kitten Magazine Features a Religious Motif
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Viral 124,642 Clicks Pub: Mar 15, 11
Naughty Nun Photography
The Brian Ypperciel Kitten Magazine Features a Religious Motif
It seems like the fashion world can't get enough of their naughty nuns by the looks of this Brian Ypperciel Kitten magazine editorial. This photo shoot, however, takes it to a whole new Sapphic level,… [More]
Religiously Dark Photography - Camille Domain Photographs Anzhela Turenko as a Lost Soul
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V. Hot 69,889 Clicks Pub: Mar 10, 11
Religiously Dark Photography
Camille Domain Photographs Anzhela Turenko as a Lost Soul
Religious undertones are nothing new in the fashion industry, especially lately, so Camille Domain's recent photo shoot isn't too shocking, but provides just the right amount of edginess. The religious… [More]
Haute Religiontography - Melissa Rodwell's Photography Crosses Lines
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V. Hot 36,543 Clicks Pub: Feb 2, 11
Haute Religiontography
Melissa Rodwell's Photography Crosses Lines
Photographer Melissa Rodwell is an avid fashion photographer and her latest editorial dubbed Chapel could cross the taboo line for devoted Christians. But, all in the good name of fashion, Rodwell is able… [More]
Rose-Tinted Rosary Editorials - Axarquic Lady by Diego Diaz is Religiously Ravishing
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V. Hot 21,794 Clicks Pub: Feb 13, 11
Rose-Tinted Rosary Editorials
Axarquic Lady by Diego Diaz is Religiously Ravishing
Lensed in a hazy domestic setting, Axarquic Lady by Diego Diaz captures scenes thick with spirit. Titled after the Spanish religion of Andalusia, these intimate spreads reveal the sacred possessions of… [More]
Luxe Metallic Frocks - The Gareth Pugh Winter 2011/2012 Collection is Glamorously Dark
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V. Hot 31,684 Clicks Pub: Mar 31, 11
Luxe Metallic Frocks
The Gareth Pugh Winter 2011/2012 Collection is Glamorously Dark
The Gareth Pugh Winter 2011/2012 collection showcases symbolic shapes and wearable sculpture with a dark twist to once again surpass all viewers' expectations. By using a similar style as his spring/summer… [More]