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Tread Lightly: An Art Nude Photo Session

Let there be light

In the early morning my studio is blasted with an absolutely magical light, that is filtered through an old lemon tree. As the sun moves these patterns change and disappear, creating a luminescent playground. These patterns and brightly lit blocks form an exciting backdrop for art nude photo sessions. The light curves around the body, leaving contour lines and endless visual possibilities for dynamic photographs.

Art Nude Experiments

Art nude photo sessions thrive with a playful and experimental attitude and that’s exactly the approach that Pixie took. For starters, she turned up as the sun was rising to make the most of the dynamic winter light. After a few quick Expressos we piled into the studio with much more energy. I have only had a few sessions where subjects are brave enough to turn up this early, but the results can be amazing.  Early morning photo sessions, are often more instinctual and relaxed – that’s what still being half asleep does to you! With a background in aerial silks and yoga, Pixie was totally comfortable with creating an array of body shapes amongst the ever changing light patterns.

Body Explorations In Art Nude Sessions

These art nude photography sessions are about exploring your connection with your body and self. They are a positive and fun way to build appreciation, love and acceptance of the skin we live in. Our bodies are remarkable; the way they move, their strength, their history, their individuality, their beauty, the shapes they can create, their embodiment of personality. It’s a powerful thing to capture and celebrate our bodies as a part of self. 

Sadly, we live in a time where often the idea of nudity has become entrenched in ideas of shame, inappropriateness and where bodies are forced to be categorised as being overly sexual – particularly womens bodies. Take the #WeTheNipple campaign relating to Instagram and Facebook’s censorship of the female nipple, where Spencer Tunick sums up my feelings precisely “To me, every pixelated nipple only succeeds in sexualising the censored work. As a 21st century artist, I rely on Instagram. It’s the world’s magazine and to be censored on it breaks my spirit.” The black and white attitude to nude content is incredibly distressing and creates a world devoid.

So let’s appreciate our bodies for the remarkable, dynamic things that they are and feel proud to celebrate them.

Art Nude Photograph
Art Nude Photograph
Art Nude Photograph
Art Nude Photograph
Art Nude Photograph
Art Nude Photograph
Art Nude Photograph