Here are a few contemporary artists / photographers I thought you'd like. They were highlighted by Design is Kinky and I (heart) Photograph:
Fred Murman (see "Teasing my Puppy")
The exceedingly disturbing sculpture of Patricia Piccinini
Yes, that picture is done loading. Some awesome pixel-rich "Walm-Art" from Jonathan Lewis - ah, yes, retail giants as faceless-whatevers.