Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama’s abstract photo series, “Nudes“, might look like it was created with long-exposure photography, but in reality, each flesh-colored swirl is a composite of ten thousand individual photographs. The subjects of each composite are nude dancers in motion, and the results look almost sculpture-like.
Maciek Jasik is a portrait and fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Of this series, he says: ‘With Bypassing the Rational, I am knowingly retreating from the details which draw and entice us, and which allow us to judge. Seeing every pore, every scar and sag is not a route to intimacy; it is a pretence. Instead, the focus only reaches part of the figure. The rest is a blur in a vibrant, limitless sea of color, a confluence of emotions and feelings; this evokes the traces of memory we have for each other. The limited focus demonstrates our inability to ever fully understand each other’. [via Feature Shoot]
I’m not sure what I enjoy more: playing in the light where it reveals the curves and seeps under the skin to show the beauty within or building up the darks to hint at all that rests beyond natural vision, the mystery beyond our reach. Here are my Marys dressed in shadow.
By clara k in New Photography on Wednesday 4 May 2011
Brooklyn-based photographer CM’s interest in fishnet is being explored in a new series of nudes. The sexy series pairs the delicate netting of a fisherman’s cast net with a curvy female form in water. It begs the question: just how did fishnet evolve from a tool of necessity into a tool of seduction?
Renew Newcastle’s Froxy are Xanthe Roxburgh and Naomi Frost. When inspiration strikes, it can fall into the nude art category. Their White Rabbit chronicles show that following the White Rabbit down the Rabbit hole can have interesting outcomes!
Andrew Foster’s whimsical and erotic nudes seem to simultaneously lampoon and pay homage to the Impressionists. His pastel landscapes are completely devoid of men, and the women that inhabit them seem not to mind.
Florida-based artist, Andy Espinoza, studies at the Ringling College of Art and Design, majoring in Illustration. His paintings are beautifully conceptualised, rich in narrative and technically impressive. Of his work, he says: ‘I see each human figure as a unique challenge. I am coaxed to find the unique relationship between the shapes and tones that [...]