One thousand two hundred male and female volunteers participated in a mass nude photograph by artist Spencer Tunick at the Dead Sea. The age range of volunteers were 20 to 60. They gathered at Dead Sea before dawn and modeled in three different arrangements – one in the sea, one on land and last one where they were covered in the famous dead sea mud.
This project was initiated by Ari Gottesmann and Ari Fruchter in 2009 which encountered political and financial difficulties along the way. They had tried to get sponsors and at the end of two years the major donor canceled the contribution at the last moment making photo shoot unpredictable. Despite all these the project become a success story.
Congratulations to everybody who were part of the project.
New York: A auction of nude photographs has been announced by artnet auctions. The art work in the collection include both modern and contemporary work. Work of modern masters such as Henri Matisse (1869–1954), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Bernard Buffet’s (1928–1999), George Grosz’s (German, 1893–1959) and Marc Chagall (1887-1985) are included. Contemporary section has Mel Ramos (b.1935), Tom Wesselmann (1931–2004) and British duo Gilbert & George (b.1943 and b.1942) along with ohters.
There are lots more. The nude sale is currently available for bidding at artnet webstie and the auctions will closes on Juen 21, 2011. To bid please visit artnet Auction site: http://www.artnet.com/auctions/modern-contemporary-nude
Nude photography is a part of art where nude human body is depicted. Here the sexuality of the model is not emphasized and it should never evoke a erotic response on the viewer (although it can be avoided). This form of photography is different from glamor or pornography photography where showing which has the sexually suggestive component. The face of the model (called portrait) is generally not included in the nude photography. Here main aim always remain showing human body, rather than the person. The extremes of light and shadow is used throughout the picture. Some photograph contain shadows across the body. Many times oiled skin is photographed. All these are done to present the texture and structure of human body. Some known nude photographer are Felix-Jacques Moulin, Edward Weston, Ruth Bernhard and Jerry Avenaim.
If you want to be a successful nude photographer, you should be able to see human body as an art. If you can depict human body non-erotically then you will succeed in your attempts. There are models who offer to be photographed nude for such photographers. This is also part of the curriculum in many art schools.
Following is the video where David LaChapelle Sharing Tips on Nude Photography