A short reflection up on nude photography,
Most people I photographed in my mid twenties ended up naked in front of me and my camera. There was no real reason more then I was preoccupied with naked people. I always thought the bare body was beautiful. Like a bodyscape taking you to amazing places. I now know where this fixation comes from, but that is a different chapter.
I don’t do many nudes anymore. People bare more in my portraits then penises and vaginas, they share insecurities and strengths.
The last time I asked someone to undress was during a press-shoot for Stanley Odd, I thought it would look evoking with Dave Hook naked and exposed. Dave said no and we did something else. All this makes me think, is it ok to shoot nudes without meaning? Photographing people naked with no context? Do we not have the responsibility for a mindful reasoning before someone to bare her/himself? I think so.