Of shades and shadows – Underwater nudes


“When I began to photograph nudes, I let myself be guided by this camera, and instead of photographing what I saw, I photographed what the camera was seeing. I interfered very little, and the lens produced anatomical images and shapes which my eyes had never observed.” (Bill Brandt, photographer)

Shooting nudes underwater is new to me. I always wanted to try it out but in the first place I needed a model willing to perform. It was important to me to have a good connection to the model. I wanted this to be a team work. It was essential that she/he had to feel comfortable. After having seen a lot of underwater nudes I still didn’t know what I wanted but I was sure of what I didn’t want. I personally love colours but I can’t imagine nudes other than in black &white with the occasional hint of colour. They should be a mystery where the watcher can let his imagination wander…

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