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I have been photographing people since 1990 and in this time have taken thousands of photographs of nude women. Many people say I must be so used to it by now that it is just another job and most likely boring. This particular shoot was yet another example of how this is the opposite of true. The model in this shot had never posed nude before and was a little nervous but also very passionate about the process. The more comfortable she felt the deeper her passion and joy became. For me her enthusiasm and joy combined with her beautiful aesthetic was incredibly inspiring. Whilst not all of my shoots have been as fulfilling in general I thoroughly enjoy my work especially when it involves nudity. Many people try to say that the photography of nude women is not artistic or empowering. I disagree and believe that a shot such as this is very artistic. The models physique in itself is an art form as is the pose, lighting and especially her mood. In this particualr shot she is in my opinion 100% present and in the moment which emits a very powerful level of authenticity.

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nothinguseeisreal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
brilliant
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LEELANDD Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014

Amazing shot!!!......she's so beautiful


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EnigmaticChaos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Beautiful! She reminds me of Linda Hamilton around the time she first started doing the Terminator movies.

 

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Tonyr Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Can see where you would compare her to Linda Hamilton.
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vick2u Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
SEXY
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Doevic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Wonderful combination of shadows and lights on the beauty of a wet skin
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THELENSE123 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
fabulous , love the wet/ oil look , very nice indded
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whaviehe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
WOW
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Love you, your models, your photography and your refreshing outlook! Many of the models, like this one, are a work of art in and of themselves. Just an incredible physique. Thanks for sharing!
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Honeydrinker Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Women's bodies are the most beautiful and make for great fine art
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whaviehe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Once again I Love Hot and Sweaty!
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MistryMistro Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the photo and enjoy the comments/details of the photo - makes the photo so much more than another photo
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bmarcel85 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
well done.
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MichaelCPhotography Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Photographer
Also having done over a thousand shoots of nude women, I have to totally agree. Well said!
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Godiva1981Smurfette Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Muscle is so sensual...!
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crux5-11 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
General comments: Like many, I really appreciate your photos.

Specific comment: I have been learning about lighting in studio photography lately. I particularly like this photo because it demonstrates the power behind the use of harder light. Now I have to revisit some of what I have been considering in terms how to use studio flashes. Thanks for the photo :) .
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thanks for your feedback. Re lights whilst I have flash I mostly use tungsten. The one used in this shot is a 2k mole richardson head.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Thanks for your feedback. I really love this sort of lighting for bodies. Used a tungsten with this one but flash in the same position would give a similar feel.
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MattFX82 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
What a fantastic physique...... And nice picture as well
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Age-Of-Goldmund Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Wonderful photograph ... and comments. It seems some folks just don't get it...thànks for putting it out there in words...
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marginal0 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Once again: great shot, and once again your words ring true as this is great proof that this work can indeed be empowering of sorts.
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG shes nakeeeeed!
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return666 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I agree and this is better than two guys kissing as I have seen on deviantart. UGGGGG
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a painfully unartistic statement.
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return666 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Hey I like women not men you have a prob??
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you're trying too hard. You probably secretly like men but are too afraid to admit it. Seek a psychologist, kid; it'll help.
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FifthElement713 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am hoping this opens many eyes to how beautiful a smaller chested woman can be. Amazing work and my love goes out to the model. Very courageous and breathtaking!
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tntjperic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It is a truly amazing photo. I prefer smaller chested women to big ones any day. I hope this model keeps going.
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Samarai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
As always.. the picture is exquisitely done and the prose is a perfect addendum to same.
I tend to believe a lot of what gives these women the "empowerment" they display has a lot to do with the person taking the pictures and how his appreciation of their total beauty brings that out.

Just my opinion, of course.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thanks very much. I do love what I do and have a very deep appreciation for both aesthetic beauty and an open and trusting intention.
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Samarai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
it shows
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n-l-e Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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neophot Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
"Many people try to say that the photography of nude women is not artistic or empowering." I have heard this comment from people in various discussions. In most cases, the people making such statements are either very insecure about their own physicality or lean hard to the prudish side of life. They have little true appreciation for the nude form and are making far more a statement about themselves at a very deep level.
The human female form, photographed or not is pure artistry. Awe inspiring and very empowering if one's personal lens is in focus. This shot is an example.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Like your thinking. So few people take the time to go deep into their emotions. Your words are a breath of fresh air for me.
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neophot Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks Tony. Take care.
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GooseSA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Beautiful in the simplicity of the shot and her complexity!
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Monzzer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
nice work i love it
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Arppis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Hah, I'd love to see those photorgraphers who are uninterested in it. Smoking their cigarette, with tired eyes, monotone voice.
"Right... now lift the leg on that chair and turn your left shoulder forward. Ok... hold still, there... Right we are done here... Dress up."
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maovonema Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I totally agree with you about nude photography. there's nothing more beautiful than a woman comfortable in her body and a photo that captures that nature's perfection.
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WascawwyWabbit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Great shot. Very emotive!! :w00t: :D
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this shot. I especially love what you have to say about it very well done :)
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Fremen9 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture is so beautiful and powerful. I love everything about it.
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