Nude photography has been a genre of fine art photography since the inception of the medium in the middle of the nineteenth century; depicting the nude human body with a particular emphasis on form, composition, and the emotional qualities evoked by such. Nude photography has played an important role in establishing photography as an accepted medium of fine art practice. Nude photography should be distinguished from erotic photography, although there has been some genre overlap over the years. Erotic interest, although often present, is secondary, which distinguishes fine art nude photography from both erotic or glamour photography, which focuses on showing the subject of the photograph in the most attractive way; and pornographic photography, which is of a sexually explicit nature and has the primary purpose of sexual gratification for the viewer and which ordinarily claims no aesthetic value in and of itself. Fine art photographs are also not taken to serve any journalistic, scientific, or other practical purposes.
The Art of Fine Art Nude Photography
“Best 50 Fine Art Nude Photos - Volume 1” — Glen Allison
His exquisite, silhouette-lit fine art nudes reflect his penchant for capturing clean, minimalist lines in his compositions with a keen eye for depicting the elegant shapes and curves of the female nude form. Online art gallery links are provided where applicable for the purchase of collector-edition prints. Glen Allison is an endlessly wandering fine art travel photographer calling no city or country his permanent base. Living out of two small suitcases, he continuously roams the globe.
“Best 50 Fine Art Nude Photos - Vol. 1”
Remember me. Fine art nude photography is a genre of photography that has been popular since the inception of photography. When handheld smaller cameras and faster films became the norm for pros and enthusiasts, fine art nude photography seemed to really take off. In our previous article 10 Nude Photography Tips, we learned some very practical steps that can help guide us towards creating great fine art nude photography images. The factors that make fine art nude photography an actual art form are the same things that make other genres of photography qualify as fine art.
Come and discover our selection of nude photos and discover our gallery of female nudes. The human body has always been one of the main subjects of inspiration for artists. At the beginning the male nude was very popular in antiquity, especially among the Greeks, but today the fashion has reversed and it is the female body that is highlighted in particular in nude art photography. Nude art photography requires a certain technique to be able to take good shots, in fact as for each technique the material is essential at first.