I’ve worked with several models over the past few years to develop an artistic nude portfolio. The nude figure has long been an important subject for art — although I’m not claiming any of my work approaches the art one might study. Nude art can be about a figure, it can be about lines, it can be about light and shadow. But it isn’t usually about the subject his or herself.
The nude photography I’ve been exploring carries with it no intimacy, and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I’m finding capturing actual intimacy a little more difficult. In fact, I’ve been holding onto these photographs for a while, not wanting to publish them initially because they are more intimate than anything I’ve shared so far, even though these photographs contain no nudity.
For this short session, I did not set up the sophisticated kind of set that photographers use. I did not use a studio. That shows in the photographs, which were taken in my home using window light, using the Canon 5D Mark III with the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens. But rather than writing more about the photographs or the beautiful subject, I’ll share just a few.