Nude photography is a genre of photography that is art, and where the subject is the depiction of naked (full naked) and partially naked (half naked) naked human being.

The aesthetics of nude photography and the boundaries it shares with sexual photography is assessed with difficulty and intersubjectively and also influenced by its many overlaps with pornography. As a result nude photography and pornography are always being portrayed in a variety of ways, and are categorized as expressions of artistic freedom aesthetics, kitsch trash or even provocative. The boundaries of nude photography pornography, and erotic photography are so ambiguous and constantly shifting that they are defined and governed according to the subjective moral views of each person and the accepted boundaries in “customs and tradition”.

The quality of the image itself is art or not is in the eyes of the viewer. The most common (subjective) interpretation of value of a photo that is not naked could be that: “A nude photo is then good, when the Model shows it around at the coffee table at her grandmother’s birthday party and receives positive feedback.” (Gunter Rinnhofer) Other definitions have proved more controversial. For Horst Werner, this art form is always about provocativeness and evoking emotions. He favors shock, disgust and fear (as depicted in his images of naked women in the cemetery or of disabled persons) to indifference and indifference, which, according to him is typically the only reaction that is triggered by other, more standard style of art. In addition, it’s no longer considered customary practice to show the main sexual features of a human. But, unlike pornography, naked photography doesn’t actively seek to attract the attention of the public however this doesn’t mean that it cannot be used with the intention of doing so and impact.

Nude and stylish photography is usually considered to be high-quality photography because, in addition to technical expertise in the manipulation of light, the nude photographer should also possess good communication skills as well as the ability to establish trust between himself and his model. A model contract between the photographer and model typically includes payment to the model in addition to the right to pay and publication rights.

Subgenres and Subjets

“Feminine nudity must be given to men by the teaspoonful, not with a scoop.” (Coco Chanel)

The nude photography genre is divided into three main types three basic types: the “classic” full nude with basic background, the full naked model in which model is completely naked, the more detailed nude, which shows specific details that make up the human body. It abstracts these details them and rendering them invisible, while highlighting the shapes and forms of the naked model as well as the half nude, in which the model is partly clothed or wrapped in accessories.

Development and history

The naked is a key theme in art. Early high culture societies (Egypt, Crete, India and many other cultures) were aware of representations of the nude. The evolution of representation into different types can be explored through Greek clay through an art form of the middle age and finally to the European artwork of the contemporary time. Since the Renaissance studying the naked human body has become an integral part of art education in art schools.

Since 1847, the naked was also the subject of photography. The first photographers to photograph naked were Philippe Debussy, E. Delacroix, Eugene Durieu and B. Braquehais. Models were professionals as well as prostitutes. Photographs were creative in nature and “spicy”, which often led to the denial of moral or law enforcement officials.

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