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Motivation Of A New Nude Model

Never Force Nudity As An Issue

Model Virgin Islands Photo

Starri posed during one of my Virgin Islands photography workshops.

Not everyone likes their nude body publicly paraded around to the world—and thank goodness, as not everyone maintains their bodies worthy of public exposure. I say the latter light-hearted, as not everyone can control their physique as much as they’d like too, but most all of us understand beauty and the beauty of the human form. So as a photographer, it’s not uncommon for me to question why a model will pose nude, or even consider nudity in photography—in fact, I tend to discourage any new model from posing nude if they haven’t done any nude modeling in the past.

I’m sure many are wondering, how is that possible if you photograph nude women? Simple, I will play Devil’s advocate with any model that has never posed nude to ensure it’s really something she wants to do—as once they’ve posed nude, especially if they’ve signed a model’s release for public exposure, there is no turning back. With that said, I do my damnedest to make sure it’s what a model really wants as we all have done things we later live to regret and I certainly don’t want the fingers pointed at me anymore than anyone else, on why a model removed her clothes for the camera.
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2 Comments

  1. Hey Rolando! This article is great read. Keep more coming sir! I agree that the market is saturated and its not for the noblest of reasons, however a little work and a set of standards has done wonders for my models! Thanks for continued discussions with us.

    Cheers,
    Gizzy

    • Thanks and I’m glad standards are being practiced!

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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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