There similarities and differences in my Fine Art Nude photography when comparing it to my Bodyscape photography. Bodyscape photography gives the suggestion of nudity and rims the body with light and sometimes fabric, my Fine Art Nude photography is more revealing, but still tastefully so. My nude photography, like the Bodyscape photography, uses light and shadow to shape and reveal and hide and showcase the human form tastefully, and with intent to celebrate the body, much like the classic masters did when they sketched and painted women in the nude.
According to Wikipedia, “the first free-standing, life-sized sculpture of an entirely nude woman was the Aphrodite of Cnidus created ca. 360–340 BCE by Praxiteles. The female nude became much more common in the later Hellenistic period. Rarely seen during the Middle Ages, the female nude reappeared in Italy in the 15th century. ” Artists have been learning to draw the human form – “figure drawing” – as long as art has been around. In this way,and through my eyes photographically, nudity is for the sake of art and implied sensuality, not for the purposes of overt sexuality.
Using the same tools and expertise I have for boudoir photography lighting, I can tastefully photograph human figures in the nude – male and female – and even incorporate fabrics if you’re not comfortable with full nudity.
Keep in mind, every image you see below is used with permission, so you will not show up on my public space unless you give permission, as these women did. I try to honor the human body with tasteful lighting and show you in the best way with fine art nude photos.