A Nude Photography eBook By A Photographer & Author

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Past, Present And Future Nudes

It Starts Somewhere

Note: I decided to illustrate this article with nudes from my recent Moab photography workshop to showcase a style of photography I’ve been pursuing. If you’d like the Moab photography workshop experience, limited to few photographers, click here.

nude photo from Moab photography workshop

During my recent photography workshop in Moab, I worked on my style of photography I'm trying to refine.

Nude photography is a very sensitive form of photography in parts of the world, especially in the United States. Not because it’s a bad art form, but because many non-societally acceptable (politically correct) forms exist, such as pornography. I myself aim at keeping my style of nude photography “editorial” in nature.

Some may label my photography as fine-art, I just like to say it’s editorial. Still others might call it erotic photography, and while I’ve shot some of that style, I’m careful when I use that word, because to some, erotic can mean many things and I don’t always feel my meaning of erotic is the same as it is to others. What I will say is that I know my past photography has influenced how I shoot today, but in the beginning I didn’t know what editorial even meant.
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  1. Wonderful exposition of your point of view. The accompanying images are certainly a departure in processing style from what I have seen from you before, but I thoroughly enjoyed them. Thank you for your hard work and devotion to your art.

    • Thank you! While I do more “editorial” style today, I do leave myself open for diversity in my photography, though I lean more for telling a story. Thanks again!

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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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