Nude Photography Pioneers: 10 Fine Artists Whose Visionary Work was a Source of Scandal
“Best 50 Fine Art Nude Photos - Volume 1” — Glen Allison
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.
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. His Tribal Wild images resulted from a side-venture stay in Bangkok to photograph professional models styled with tribal body painting designs mostly influenced by the tribespeople in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia in Africa.
Water contributes to my fulfillment. Being pleasant, useful, essential, my senses delight in it. Immersed or barely splashed, I feel well, better. Surrounded, wrapped, nearly diluted within this tactile presence.