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Conservative Nude Photography Is Not An Oxymoron

Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on EditorialNudes.com due to my busy schedule, and I certainly don’t want anyone to think I’m not around, so I’ve decided to make this post a little more provocative, but I’m still sticking with my more conservative approach to nude photography.

Erotic Definition, Erotica

Definition of “erotic” by Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

No it’s not an oxymoron, there is such a thing as conservative nudes. In fact this article is focuses on conservative, “erotic” nudes. Sure to raise a few eyebrows, as it’s not what I typically post, but I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’ve been working on a future collector’s book that will showcase some of my erotic style of shooting.

But before I get any further, let’s look at the word “erotica.” According to the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, “of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire.” This dictionary also gives, as it’s first example, the use of the word as follows: “the erotic aspects of the story of Beauty and the Beast,” and it’s followed with a link to the “kids” version, which is the same definition as the previous one on that link. That’s right, Merriam-Webster associated erotic with a Walt Disney movie!

Further research online, led me to some sites that talk about erotic dancing, erotic music, erotic books, etc., but unfortunately, with the advance of the Internet, when you pair up erotic and photography to form “erotic photography,” many negative connotations and perceptions begin to form in people’s minds. I base this conclusion on my personal experiences when I discuss erotic photography or photos to most people that ask about my nude photography.

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  1. That was really educational and insightful. The historical connection with modern day mores was well written ad easy to understand. This site is an excellent resource. Thanks Rolando!!!

    • You are welcome and thanks for your feedback!


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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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