Eros Ultrapop

A glimpse into erotically feminist soul of roman photographer Rebecca Dorothyx

Photos and copyright: courtesy of Rebecca Dorothy

For a woman, the perception of the body and its relation with the social conception of sex and sexuality is an extremely interesting topic that Rebecca explores in her research process.

In the era where we all should be feminist, the work of photographer Rebecca Dorotyx fulfills perfectly the revendication of freedom in sex and gender.

Indeed, from Rome to Berlin and then Paris, her charisma and great energy will shake your feminist soul with an incredible empathetic sensibility.Her cutting-edge language has been nourished by her willingness to travel across Europe on the wave of a deep research of the self.

Photos and copyright: courtesy of Rebecca Dorothy

What is intriguing In her powerful images is not only her capacity to speak loudly about freedom, but also an innate talent to highlighting the beauty of the normal body, through a gentle and ironic touch.

The result is an explosive imagery, portraying a chiasm of provocative and playful sensuality crossing with a more authentic and delicate individuality.

Photos and copyright: courtesy of Rebecca Dorothy

This erotism is not just sensual. Her surrealist-pop photos communicate a magnetic positive energy, which is also an open invitation to take life less seriously.”

Photos and copyright: courtesy of Rebecca Dorothy

From Helmut Newton to Nobuyoshi Araki,  Almodovar and more contemporary artists such as Petra Collins, Nadia Lee Cohen and Alva Bernadine, which she openly pays homage to in many shots, Rebecca started to want using erotism as main driver of her research process to better express the importance of being self confident in our contemporary  and individualistic world. 

Particularly, she began doing photos in the city where puritanism is still predominant: Rome. 

Catholicism is everywhere, and people are still afraid to talk openly about sex although their instagram sunset photos in bikini declare a sort of perverse perbenism. 

Photos and copyright: courtesy of Rebecca Dorothy

Later on, she decided to move to Berlin with the clear intent of using photography as a means to express her need to investigate on the self perception and how it relates with the world we decide to belong to. Through a series of auto portraits, Rebecca’s body becomes the measure of her intimate change in the achievement of a mature and protective womanhood. 

Perception of sex and beauty stereotypes are indeed limits of our self conception, expression that really impacts on our attitude towards life. 

That’s why this erotism is not just sensual. Her surrealist-pop photos communicate a magnetic positive energy, which is also an open invitation to take life less seriously

Sexy toys, leather collars, latex and neon multicolor light outrage the conventional ideas of decency and sexual reticence, while maintaining a romantically kitsch approach through an emphasis on nudes and exaggeration of body shapes.

Photos and copyright: courtesy of Rebecca Dorothy

Another leading object of discussion in her work concerns the relevance of  female support. Women are able to establish a creative, positive and authentic synergy when they decide to cooperate. Together is better and in this sense Rebecca is purely a feminist.

Too often, women and especially artists need to impose themself and compete within each others, creating a very sad sensation of isolation.

Indeed, becoming a self-made woman nowadays is even more complex than it seems, especially if one thinks about how much the feminine sensibility is dominated by the hectic, digital and business oriented world of capital cities. The transition to adulthood and discovery of the self is even more adrenalinic if one considers those women that decided on their own to leave all their certainties (family, friends, native land) to restart from zero and alone abroad. Nevertheless, as Nietzsche would say: “You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star”. 

Photos and copyright: courtesy of Rebecca Dorothy

Nowadays Rebecca Dorothyx lives and work in Paris, and it will not be surprisingly if she will ask you to pose for her in her studio in Pigalle

To discover more about her world, you can visit her IG rebeccadorothyx


  1. Would you accept that someone would cut your salary more and more, to satisfy the no-need / business interests of someone else?
  2. Do you know that from creation to production and finally sale, the human resources involved to provide you with the full product and service, are for sure more than 20?
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  9. Would you eat something that has intoxicated the people who have made that food for you? 
  10. Would you eat food that can intoxicate you too? 
  11. Would you pay to wear something that either intoxicates the planet and your skin?

If your answer is no to the majority of these questions, maybe it’s time to get informed about why sustainability it’s not just a fashion trend.

A visionary mind: Alessandro Michele

I remember it was 2015 and I was attending my class schedule about analysis of emerging lifestyle, when my great professor decided to show us a video: the launch of 2016 Gucci cruise collection. He explained us that Gucci had named a new Creative Director, and they were about to make a relevant change in the brand identity. 

I admit I wasn’t a huge fan of Gucci back then, because of its snobbish design that for so long I’ve been associating with an old-fashioned and boring Italy. I trusted my teacher, and started watching the video.

Nothing but WOW.

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Dreaming in colors. A conversation with Arielle Bobb-Willis

“James Baldwin said that the artistic image is not intended to represent the thing itself, but, rather, the reality of the force the thing contains. I felt for so long that I wasn’t saying or seeing myself enough in my work and I was holding back. I wanted to create this paracosm that was somewhere I would want to live in and thrive in.”

(Arielle Bobb- Willis)

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