Photographs That Prove Nudity Can Be Erotic And Elegant
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Photographs That Prove Nudity Can Be Erotic And Elegant

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By: Geovanni M

January 2, 2017

Photography Photographs That Prove Nudity Can Be Erotic And Elegant
Avatar of Geovanni M

By: Geovanni M

January 2, 2017



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Curvaceous bodies with bountiful breasts, bottoms, abdomen, hips, and thighs: this sumptuous imagery reminds us of the Venus figurines, a collection of prehistoric statuettes of women dating back to the Paleolithic Period. All are portrayed with similar attributes and, while there are many different interpretations surrounding these figures, like many historical artifacts, their true meaning has been lost in time. 

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Art has also been fascinated by male nudity; the representation of the phallus is a symbol of fertility across a wide array of cultures. Even cave paintings show the sinuous curves of both men and women, whose sexual organs are visible to all, showing our avid interest, as a species, in the subject. Throughout the centuries, the representation of the body has changed and evolved, and so too has the perception surrounding it. While these transmutations occur on a daily basis, one fact remains unchanged: our interest in sex. 


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With the appearance of photography, the human body underwent another transformation: the portrait changed the way we contemplate it in all its unfettered glory. Félix-Jacques Moulin, Oscar Gustav Rejlander, and Eadweard Muybridge were pioneers in nude photography during the nineteenth century, and it wasn't until the twentieth century that photography became a new artistic form of experimentation. 

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Bearing in mind this great historical legacy, French photographer David Bellemere (Paris, 1972) revolutionized the world of photography by imbuing the feminine nude with eroticism and elegance that had been nonexistent in the past. We can appreciate his photographic style in the following images. 


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Bellemere discovered his love for photography while studying, and his talent flourished at an early age. He was able to collaborate with noted photographers and multiple publications when he was barely 20 years old. When he concluded his studies, he decided to travel across Asia for two years and visit all the important landmarks that had fascinated him in the past. 

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Bellemere's photographs are distinguishable by the way he uses natural light and the curious blend of fashion and female sensuality. These two universes are interwoven, turning his work into erotic portraits filled with grace and elegance. He is considered to be one of the best fashion photographers of this century and his work is recognizable by the use of a lighting that plays with the shadows that curve around the body. In his words, his work celebrates the female body. 


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Without a doubt the photography world is broadening its horizons. David Bellemere's images bet on natural and recreated elements that go beyond the known canons of beauty. The body is a living landscape, not an inanimate object, and due to this technology, Bellemere can explore its many horizons. 

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He has collaborated with multiple publications. Playboy, TwinMagazine, and Muses are some of the magazines that have showcased his work. Today, Bellemere has thrived in the fashion world thanks to his conceptual portraits and the quality of his work has garnered him millions of followers on social media. 

For this artist, beauty lives in the geography of the feminine body. The places in which light softly grazes and where the shadows dwell reflect this awe-inspiring beauty. A photograph may be silent, but it speaks volumes to the mind and heart. A body is not perfect, and perhaps it is this lack that makes it the object of fascination for mankind since the first glimmer of self-awareness. For Bellemere, the human body is the perfect excuse, a romantic enterprise mixed with inspiration and dreams.


To learn more about his work, visit his official Instagram account. 




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