The Masculine Femininity Nude
Rocks Bring Masculinity To Feminine Nudes
Side lighting a model with Sun adds to a great outdoor nude.
Often when presented the opportunity to shoot the nude female form, photographers go for the obvious, or the cliché shots, instead of thinking, “How can my nude photographs be different and unique?” While I cover how to come up with ideas when working with models in my Len Diaries™ photoblog post, “Working With Models—Ideas?” this post isn’t meant to rehash that article, it’s just meant to give you one idea, try the masculine to femininity contrast.
Contrast from the aspect where the woman’s body brings the femininity naturally to the image, the masculinity is brought in the form of the background, not necessarily interjecting a male form into the image. One of the easiest methods of including masculinity for the background is to include a brick wall or rocks, and these series of photos are my examples of using rocks in the background.
Rocks are strong, tough and masculine—remember the Chevy television commercial for their trucks? “Built like a rock.” And yes, I drive a 4-wheeldrive Chevy Silverado and it rocks, but meanwhile, “back to the ranch,” as I often say.
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