Art Crush: Allan Teger’s “Bodyscapes”

When he started working on his now famous series “Bodyscapes,” Florida-based artist Allan Teger knew close to nothing about photography, but rather was working as a social psychologist with a penchant for the beauty of the female form.

“I remember the moment that the idea came to me,” he explains. “I was thinking that the shape and structure of the universe repeated itself at every level and suddenly I had the image in my mind of a skier going down a breast. This was it – the universe repeating its shapes – a body looking like a mountain. It was also an example of two realities coexisting. The picture could be seen as a landscape and it could also be seen as a body. Although they were different, both perceptions were right at the same time. I knew instantly that I had an entire series of images waiting to be captured on film.”

That was 1975!!! Now over thirty years later, Teger has produced hundreds of luscious nudes exhibiting various miniature themes such as travel, golf, horses, farm and garden, fishing and many more. Stumbling upon a rad body of work on your first day back in the office makes it real easy to get back into writing mode – and clearly I need that shark print!


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