fine art nudes?

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  1. Dew

    Dew TPF Noob!

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    how do you feel about fine art nude or erotic photography? ... i've photographed a woman topless before .. it wasnt exactly what i had in mind nor my kinda thing ... but i have a project coming up with 20 nekid people :D ... most of them individually and some group photographs in public places :shock: ....

    so im curious, how do u feel about this form of photography? ... please be honest, if you're not into it, i wont get offended :lol: ... cause really, im not either, so im putting a different "twist" to it ... while researching for this project, i did see some interesting fine art nudes ..

    state your claim :D
     
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    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    i've never photograph nudes before, but i have photographed in the nude before when i was camping in the wilderness (yeah sorry tmi :oops: ) It is something that i would really like doing in the future - but i guess the subject would have to feel comfortable with it.

    and before i forget - 'Yay for boobies!' hehehe, matt's not online so figured i'd be the first to say that :lol:
     
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    Im a pretty artsy guy. So if the photos are done rite I can look at it from a purely artistic manner. The human body is a beautifully crafted piece of work. I love nude photography for that reason. I would love to have the chance to photograph some nudes my self.

    I have seen some pictures that were just borderline porn. I think its even as simple as when done in B&W its art, when in color you wonder if your looking at porn.

    Now of course I would much rather photograph a woman, and I think a womans body is nicer to look at. Thats partly from being a guy and a womans body just has nicer curves.

    Dew, need some help photographing those 20 people? Thats a lot to handle :shock: :D

    Just make sure you post your results for our thoughts :wink:

    "A womans body is like a sports car...smooth, nice curves, its pure art. A mans body is like a truck. Its always dirty, full of dents and scratches and just gets the job done" -Tim Allen
     
  4. Dew

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    what i will be doing is a non-sexual nor erotic style *think Diane Arbus* ... the nudity will be an after thought *the wild card, as i always say* ... it will take a moment to realize that the subject is nude.. there will be other things going on in the portrait that attracts the viewers attention (editorial style) ...

    the photograph will appear "normal" at first glance ... after a few seconds, they will realize that the subject is nekid :lol: .. it will have kinda a whimsical/offbeat flavor ... im getting a lot of people signing up already

    surprisingly, a lot of them are willing to go into a public place nude :shock:

    where u at graigdavis? .. perhaps i can send a few your way :lol:

    anybody interested in this, perhaps i can help u find a few models willing ... just let me know what state u live in (only in the USA) .. i know a place or two :wink:
     
  5. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I love B&W nudes or the suggestion of nudes in B&W form....as opposed to color - and I'm not sure why that is. :scratch: When done well, lighting right, etc., a B&W nude of the human form IS art. I find them sensual as well as dramatic.

    Dew, I think you're onto something here. You're just the right person to do it, your B&Ws are gorgeous. As a series, it would make a beautiful display.
     
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    I've done nudes before but they were boudoir photos. Nothing that I would really call art. More like the kind of thing a woman gives her husband for Valentines day but not the canned mall style "glamour shots". Nice, nude, suggestive AND tasteful. B & W does seem to give nude photos some extra class but I have seen some wonderful color photos too. I still love Mapplethorpe's work before he started to do some of the really erotic (explicit) portraits. His images of flowers are so simple and so erotic. Just kind of sneaks up on you. :D

    Here is one that I took last year (yes, I have permission to post it) :p

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  7. ksmattfish

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    The only nude photography that I've ever participated in was a couple of "show me yer t*ts!" shots I took with a Polaroid I-Zone camera when I was totally loaded, but I like fine art nudes and porn, as long as it's done well, and it's not boring.

    I won't link to these sites, but just search and you'll find them.

    Check out PhotoSIG; there are a lot of budding glamour photogs over there. You can see what folks are doing. It's a wide variety of T & A that runs from awful, to not so bad, to masterful, fine art to XXX.

    SuicideGirls is is a site run by hot punk rocker girls who are great photographers too. It's like pin-up photography. I saw a TV show about the photographers from SG; it was really cool.
     
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    My 2 cents...

    I have not photographed any nudes yet but I'd like too. It should a subject which is hopefully interesting and challenging. I would think that nudes could be a strong subject for you Dew, your photos of people seem to capture some inner essence and I think that clothes get in the way of people's "inner beauty".

    I like all sorts of nudes, form studies, fine art, portraits, even well done erotica/pornography. My absolute favourite is what is being called simple nudes.

    Some people always think sexuality when they think of nudity. They can be two completely different things.

    Good luck with your project.
     
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    I'll agree with pretty much what's already been said here. I think it's a fascinating offshoot of photography, and challenging in all new respects. It's a type of photography I'd really like to explore more, but unfortunately no willing models that I know. I've done a couple artsy style shots of my wife that have turned out really really great, but of course she's so self conscious I can't show them to anyone. I'd like to do some self-portrait work too in that respect, but I'm at a loss as to how to light, get in the pose quick enough for the timer, etc.

    :shrug: Maybe someday. :|
     
  11. Dew

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    forgot to mention ... this is a G rated site .. so keep those images clean :p

    just scheduled my first victim for monday ... a 39yr old male .. all of my subjects are working for tfp (they will get a CD)

    i dont think i will post them here (some may be a little saucy) ... when im done with all, i will create a section on my site ... should be about 20 images in all ... but i'll let u guys know when im done ... maybe a little over a month ... but i will schedule about 4-5 sessions each week ... plus im still working on another project which has to be finished
     
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    I can take it or leave it alone. There is fine art and then there is other nude photography. Have you ever been to photoSIG?

    www.photoSIG.com
     

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