I photographed a nude woman the other day who was very beautiful and very interesting. I loved her quest to find herself and to explore new areas in her life. She is in her 40′s and still evolving. We all are, don’t you think? It’s just that some of us are willing to admit it.
She told me that the latest Dove soap ads called Pro-Age ads, which depicted the mature nude woman, proud of her body and comfortable of its extra lines and aging, inspired her to have a fine art nude portrait done of herself. I applaud her daring nature. I remember seeing the Dove soap commercials not too long ago and thinking, “Right On!” I think that every woman should have nude art done of herself.
My goal when creating these nude portraits was to capture her love of life and her solitude in being her own person. I feel good that I was able to tap into who she is.
When I create nude photography I look at the session as a great exercise in studying the human body, graphic lines and the way that light folds over the human form so lovingly.
My nude portrait sessions are comfortable because I make sure that they are. I have been photographing fine art nudes for a long time so I certainly don’t feel uncomfortable, and although it is often the subject’s first time, I am discreet, and yet matter-of-fact.
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