Nude (or Naked) Studio Portraits

The portraits in these folios are not to everyone’s taste. If you are looking for something softer, more sensual try Boudoir Photography

These nude studio portraits are created with the help of many talented women. The finished images are a result of a collaboration between the photographer and subject rather than an imposition of a style on them. Some of the subjects are models but here you are projecting elements of their character and personality; they are part of the creative process and not merely a blank canvas on which to project my viewpoint.

Some appear in naked portraits; the art historian *Kenneth Clark defines a naked human body as exposed and vulnerable as opposed to nude which carries no uncomfortable overtone. In one sense the women in these photographs are nude as they project an image of balance and confidence. In another they are naked but they are not vulnerable or embarrassed*, they are confident in their nakedness.

It takes a lot of guts to stand naked in front of a camera, to let it record, to let it see – you.

Nude (or Naked?) Portraits Vol 1

Nude or Naked Portraits Vol 2

A quick guide to Shooting Studio Nudes

Personal Space Portraits

Nudes in their Personal Space

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*Kenneth Clarke The Nude: A Study of Ideal Art Penguin Books, Limited, 1985

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