No matter how glamorous you may want to make them out to be, the simple fact is that nudes are, by their very nature, quite the revealing art. And that’s something that even the most professional photographers cannot help but acknowledge. As the demand for nudes grows, more and more talented artists are seeking to cash in on the trend. And it’s about time too. After all, who wouldn’t like to make a little extra cash, and have their photos featured on the big screen? Not to mention the fact that Hollywood is becoming more and more open to featuring previously obscure artists’ work. So if you’re an up-and-coming photographer looking to break into the industry, now might be the right time to jump on the nudes train, and start creating some unique pieces for future clients.
Real Nudes Come In All Sizes
One of the things that makes nudes so attractive to those interested in the medium is that they don’t necessarily come in one size. In other words, you don’t necessarily have to be a certain height to capture the perfect beach body. Of course, if you are a decent photographer and manage to get some incredible natural light, then you may end up with a classic glamour shot. But you might just as easily end up with something a little more unique and creative. It really depends on the moment and the light, and whether or not you’re comfortable enough being yourself.
They Can Be Dramatic
Since their inception, nudes have been used as a way to explore human sexuality. And, let’s be honest, exploring one’s sexuality can be pretty emotional work. Sure, you may not cry at the end of Gone with the Wind, but that doesn’t mean that being emotionally invested in a nude scene isn’t incredibly moving. In other words, dramatic nudes are something that all nude photographers aspire to. However, some people prefer their nudes to be a little less…well, dramatic.
Yes, many high-profile Hollywood celebrities have their eyes closed when they take a nude selfie for fun. But what if you want to capture something a little more…I don’t know…private? Perhaps you want to put a twist on an old classic and take a picture of someone with their eyes open. Or perhaps you want to create a nude scene that’s more in keeping with the traditional depiction of Greek mythology. Well, you may need to head to a flea market and buy yourself a used pornographic film to get the kind of rough trade you’re looking for. Otherwise, you may need to find the dark side of Hollywood and use a bit of persuasion.
Varying Sexual Preferences
For those interested in the subject, nudes allow for some interesting narratives. For example, if you have a fetish for shoes, you may want to use this as a way to explore an individual’s boundless shoe collection. Or if you’re into cross-dressing and want to show the world your true colors, why not give it a go and see how it feels to wear women’s clothing? Or perhaps you want to illustrate a woman’s struggle against patriarchal social norms. Whatever it may be, there’s something in the nature of nudes that makes them a fairly malleable subject. And that’s what draws many artists to the medium.
While many artists focus on portraying nudes, it’s quite possible that some of them may have been inspired by something other than the desire to capture the human form. In other words, it’s quite possible that some of these artists may have been interested in exploring a character or setting and using the camera as a way to tell a story. Regardless of the motivation, it’s a style of photography that is certainly unique and has its fans. So if you’re an artistic sort, and have a story you’d like to tell, then perhaps photography isn’t the right medium for you. But for those interested in the glamour of celebrity and the allure of the nude, it’s still a very appealing genre.
As you may have surmised by now, nudes can be a fairly revealing art form. And that, as much as anything else, is what makes them so attractive to those seeking to break into the industry or those who just want to explore their creative side. Whether or not you’re comfortable enough with your body to bare all is something you need to decide for yourself, but it’s probably not a question you’ll get to answer. Just remember: the demand for nudes is at an all-time high, and with good reason. As much as anything else, nudes allow for some very unique and creative works that might just prove to be the highlight of an artist’s career.