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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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8 Featured, 60 Examples:
3,233,992 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Feb 11 — Apr 11
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Featured Examples

Naughty Nun Photoshoots
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
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
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
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
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
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
Brooding Gothic Babes
Brooding Gothic Babes
The Melissa Rodwell Chapel Series is a Dark Take on the Occult
The models in the Melissa Rodwell Chapel series are perfectly brooding and unequivocally sensual. The dim, candle-lit setting adds to the mysterious feel of this shoot. Black tulle, veils, rosaries and… MORE
Piercing Prayer Pictorials
Piercing Prayer Pictorials
Marcelina Sowa Poses for 'Being Bathory' in Fashion Gone Rogue
Photographer Sinsong is the creative force behind this exclusive editorial, 'Being Bathory,' for Fashion Gone Rogue. The shoot is yet another macabre Morticia-inspired spread by the photographer, and it… MORE

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