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Bare Breast Photography

Don’t Make A Boob Of Yourself

Breasts, Curves, Nude Photography

Playboy model Ashley demonstrates an S-curve pose that brings out the C-shape of the breasts.

My previous photoblog article about “buttocks” entailed about 28 synonyms of the word in a humorous post and unfortunately, I can’t think of but (no pun intended) a few synonyms when it comes to describing breasts, and some of those are considered, for lack of better words, untactful slang. While women are sensitive to their backsides, I’ve found in my glamour, beauty and nude photography, they are even more sensitive toward their breasts, perhaps, besides societal programming, because breasts are closer to our faces and through eye contact, we can interpret body language instantly.

While I personally think staring at a women’s breasts is not gentlemanly, I can’t say, like any man, that I’ve never looked twice at a woman’s curves, especially as I was growing up, but in photography, I keep it professional.  This approach is simple, always remind your subject that you are her photographer and she’s your subject, it’s not a male to female shoot.

If you keep this mentality in tact, especially if you’re a male photographer, it will keep you focused at creating images and not thinking like most typical males—yes, I can stereotype based on my own personal experience as “self” and when watching other men I’ve known—a man looking at breasts is not governed by social class—we all do it at one point in our lives and if anyone thinks that’s a poor statement, well get it over it, it happens, don’t be a hypocrite.
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  1. What I find sometimes is that when I post a nude photo of a woman some people are fixed on body parts. They don’t see the expression on her face or the lighting or any of the elements that I saw when I took it. They leave comments to point out those body parts.

    • I hear you on that. It’s about form, form is created by body parts and the whole of the body too. Thanks!

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Rolando Gomez Philosophy on Nude Photography
Editorial Nudes is not a website where you’ll find pornography, nor is this a website where models are underage, this is a website that showcases another genre of my art, though I want to clarify, nudity should never be a requirement for photography. Nudity is not for everyone, but for those that can appreciate the beauty of the human form and can handle it with maturity and common sense. I hope you’ll enjoy how I view nudity through my camera lens, often in a more editorial format. Read more about my philosophy on nude photography here.

Photographer Helmut Newton Had It Right On Nude Photography
While many famous photographers are known for other genres of photography, such as fashion, commercial, landscape and photojournalism photography, almost all have shot a nude photograph at some point in their careers. Whether it was fashion nude, editorial nude, Playboy nude, fine-art nude, implied nude, or some form of nude photography, some photographer captured a nude photo somewhere.

Then there were those like Helumut Newton, who were catapult into more fame for their nude photography than their commercial or fashion magazine photography. It’s been said that Simon de Pury, the head of the New York/London auction house Phillips de Pury & Company, while having a discussion with Helmut Newton about the then upcoming inaugural show for his Zurich gallery, asked Newton, “…What else do you have?” Newton replied, “My landscapes, but nobody wants to see those.”

Newton was correct and soon “Sex and Landscapes” was conceived for that inaugural show in 2001. While undoubtedly the late Newton has help put the “PC” in nude photography over the years, it’s not that nude photography is so bad in our private conscious, it’s the difficulty of the use of the word in our vocabulary and the use of nude images in our visual arts—like a fear, our own society is the guilty culprit and it’s time for us to “grow up” and accept the beauty nude photography brings, especially when captured correctly.

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