The Sexy Allure of Famous Nudes

Continuing our examination of prolific artists (we posted earlier this week about the women behind famous artists, including Man Ray), we decided to include an examination of nude photography. There’s something epic about well-done nudes, and the photographers who have made this genre famous are in a class of their own. They had a way of making the body look other-worldly, surreal and beautifully curvy. The soft skin against a smoky background – in some of the photographs the effect can be quite dramatic. Have a look at the work below by some of the most famous photographers of our time:


Man Ray

Edward Weston

Helmut Newton

Robert Maplethorpe

Ellen von Unwerth

Leonard Nimoy

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