From the very beginnings of photography, artists have turned the camera toward the naked body in search of a classical sense of beauty. The photographers published here have all demonstrated a skilled and unique eye when it comes to capturing the human form, through the veil of black and white. They may approach their work from different perspectives and work on different continents, but they all share this fine art vision. French photographer Ludovic Florent has honed his craft by shooting the naked human body in all manner of settings and poses.
Charles Bowman - Torso, 1980
Lisa Lyon, 1980
Come and discover our selection of nude photos and discover our gallery of female nudes. The human body has always been one of the main subjects of inspiration for artists. At the beginning the male nude was very popular in antiquity, especially among the Greeks, but today the fashion has reversed and it is the female body that is highlighted in particular in nude art photography. Nude art photography requires a certain technique to be able to take good shots, in fact as for each technique the material is essential at first. Bare art photographers generally use a digital SLR camera with a 50mm lens. Then the photographer must choose the right lighting to make perfect nude artistic photos. Often daylight outdoors is easier to control than indoors or a single light with a reflector is required to reduce contrast. It is in this context that we offer you a selection of nude photos. You can find in our gallery naked black and white photos but also in black and white couple photos. If you don't like the artistic black and white nude photos, our other nude photos will satisfy you.
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Some see him as famous, some as notorious because of what can be perceived as obscene imagery, but the truth is, Mapplethrope was the conceiver of unique poetics, making the hidden and the tabooed accessible to the masses. At the peak of his career, he was beaten by AIDS, while his life evolution can be tracked through subtle hints of his self portrait photography. The one above was made in If you are interested in Robert Mapplethorpe books just click here. Featured is one of his black male nude torsos, done six years prior to his exhibition Black Males and the subsequent edition called The Black Book. This torso epitomizes all the primary traits of his style — clear, unburdened composition, sculptural quality of human body in focus, smooth, shiny texture. Fascinated with her strong and classically beautiful body, Mapplethorpe made more nudes of Lisa Lyon, the upper depicting all the muscular strength she possesses, while hinting the kink in black straps wrapped around her.