Nude photography is the creation of any photograph which contains an image of a nude or semi-nude person, or an image suggestive of nudity. Nude photography is undertaken for a variety of purposes, including educational uses, commercial applications and artistic creations. The exhibition or publication of nude photographs may be controversial, more so in some cultures or countries than in others, and especially if the subject is a minor. Nude photographs may be used for scientific and educational purpose, such as ethnographic studies , human physiology or sex education. In this context, the emphasis of the photograph is not on the subject, or the beauty or eroticism of the image, but on the educational or demonstrative purpose for which the image was produced. The nude image may be used for analysis or to accompany medical or other text books, scientific reports, articles or research papers.
Nude photography can be a sensitive subject. For many, their motives are honest and they just want to create. Your intentions will no doubt be communicated through either your body language or words, and this will lead to models feeling very uncomfortable. Sure, the odd one may be up for some fun and games, but for the most part women want their profession, bodies, and boundaries to be respected — and rightly so! No matter how much nudity, provocative poses, or perceived sexual suggestions there are in a pose, remember a photo shoot is a place of work and should be treated like any other office in any other field. Kat Yip is a model based in the UK. Now 29, she has been fortunate enough to not have had any major incidents whilst on a shoot.
A screenshot of a portion of the DeepNude website. Update June 27, p. Read more, here.