Nudity is defined as the state of being in a state of undress, uncovered and showing certain amounts of bare skin.
Most of my photographs, whether it be my storytelling images or otherwise, involves nudity to some degree.
It is a style of photography that I have come to love, admire and practice over the years.
Originally, all of my images were fully clothed, however in 2014, I began posing topless for my self-portraits, and that about as far as I went in terms of nudity until December of 2016, when I did my first full artistic nude shoot with one of my favourite humans – Teagan.
This shoot was the beginning of a new chapter for me and my photography style, and through until April of 2017, I started introducing implied nude images into my self-portrait series “The Chronic Diaries”
However, it wasn’t until June of 2017 that I would do my next photo shoot involving nudity with another model, which was an implied topless photo shoot with Eden.
This was a really fun shoot which pushed my limits not only behind the camera, but also on post-processing.
I had began exhibiting “The Chronic Diaries” at our local gallery called MAMA in May and June, and it was during this exhibition that a few peoplecame forward expressing their interest in posing nude for me.
Somehow, throughout the rest of that year, most of my images involved the female nude form, and ever since then, it has become a staple in my art.
One of the main questions that I get asked is “Why do you create images with nudity?”.
There are a few reasons for that, including, but not limited to the following:
- A lot of my images are about the body, and I love using the body in it’s purest form to tell stories about it.
- I have a love for simple, yet complex nature of the human nude form, and the way that light can help shape it.
- I love the vulnerability aspect that nudity can add to a story, or just a photo in general, and I use that aspect to as much of an extent as I can in all of my nude images.
If you go through my portfolio, you will notice that most of my images aren’t actually fully nude, and instead involve implied nudity, which doesn’t show the more sensitive parts of the body, such as the nipples and genitals.
I personally think that implied nudity suits my visual style more, which is why I have mainly focused on creating images with implied nudity, however for the rest of 2019 and beyond, I will be trying to add more images with a full nude body into my portfolio.
I still love creating fully clothed photos in vintage wedding dresses, and will be trying to increase the percentage of clothed photo shoots that I do from now on as well.
If you live in or around Albury/Wodonga or Melbourne and are interested in trying out, or being a part of any of my future photo shoots involving any level of nudity that you are comfortable with, please fill out my model application form by clicking here, and if your application is successful, I will be in contact with you as soon as I can.
You can also see the difference between each different nudity style by clicking here.
I hope you have all had a wonderful week, and thank you for taking the time to read this blog!
I hope you enjoyed it!