Be it from up-close or afar, the fragility of our very being is artfully exposed in every frame. Carefully, confidently—in the realms of nude photography, models and photographers unveil the aesthetics of the human form. The result is a diverse and tasteful series of works of art that bear all.
The naked truth
What do beaches, nudity and humour have in common? It just so happens that they are the three most popular photography motifs in our catalogue. Be it in sandy shores, funny snapshots or bare-skinned bodies, we never shy at an opportunity to look through the lens.
First, let us take a moment to appreciate the importance of light. Notice with how much attention to detail every artist approaches his or her subject. When balanced with just the right amount of shade, you can easily spot the work of a skilled aesthete from the other side of the room.
Nude is my favourite colour
In nude photography, the symbolic and aesthetic value of the human body take to the stage in a tantalising dance. Unlike the performing arts, however, it deals not with a series of movements, but with the portrayal of personal moments, captured within a single frame.
Arguably, the soft curves and textures inherent in nude photography often illuminate a dystopian state of existence. Nevertheless, we are starting to see a shift in traditional notions of perfection—be it in the shape of blatant bikini tan lines or un-photoshopped bosoms. So, mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the most beautiful of them all?
The eye of the beholder
In their search for beauty, many photographers spend their entire lives trying to master the delicate interplay between light and shadows, curves and lines. We certainly yearn to uncover the secrets to artfully depicting people with vastly different skin tones and physiques.
And then there is also the great variety in styles—abstract, commercial, sculptural, erotic...with countless aesthetic directions to choose from, there can only be one consensus in the world of nude photography: ultimately, the definition of beauty always lies in the eye of the beholder.