Nudes: Craig Bromley, Laurie Frankel (US) and Gabriele Viertel (NL) Present Intriguing Pieces

Graphis is honored to present the works of these wondrous Photographers in this week’s nudes spotlight

There are an endless amount of ways to capture the human form. It can either be revolting or alluring; shocking or pleasing; systematic or unique. But that is the beauty of nude photography—there is simply no single way to capture it or perceive it. Which is why there will never be an uninspiring way in which the body is captured.
Gabriele Viertel‘s Red Blanket (ABOVE), presents a baroque like composition that plays with dark tones and pale figures. It resembles the paintings of Rembrandt and other Northern Mannerism stylized works of the 17th century. It is alluring and yet painful, all at the same time. The chiaroscuro-like visualization is one that is both tantalizing and off-putting, denoting an almost malicious perspective. But nonetheless, there is a bizarrely motherly-like look to the photo, one that is offset by the intense reliance on shadow.

   

Laurie Frankel‘s Scarab Scarf (ABOVE, LEFT) presents an entirely different view. With an enticing aesthetic that plays with light and shadow, the photograph is an interesting look into perspective. The mild self-censorship from the model is fascinating, wherein the fabric only comes alive and becomes visible as it drapes over the model’s body. It’s a intriguing commentary on viewpoint indeed.
Craig Bromley‘s equally interesting work, Pixels (ABOVE, RIGHT) also plays with perspective. Using a Fisher-Price Camcorder, Bromley is attempting to present a low-resolution visualization of the body. It is self-censoring and yet totally revealing, forcing the viewer to focalize on the tainted aesthetic of the body.
It isn’t too late for you to see your work up here too! Submissions for Graphis’ Nudes 5 Competition run till October 2. Winners will have the opportunity to see their work published on our website, blog, newsletter, and social media platforms!

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