Nudes: Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich & More from South America

The Gold Award-winning photograph above, titled “Morpho,” was submitted by Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich of São Paulo, Brazil.

According to him, “a Morpho is a being made of love. A Morpho knows not where their own body ends and their lover’s begins, if their thoughts belong to them or to whom they love. Their pain is a pain felt by the other. A Morpho doesn’t know if a gentle touch is by their lover’s hands or of their own. A Morpho is made of love, tolerance, passion and much respect for life. To be a Morpho should be the aspiration of every human being.”

   

The photo above (left) was shot by Alfred Exss of Santiago, Chile and submitted to our Nudes5 competition. The photo beside it was also submitted by Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich along with his assistant, Ednaldo Souza Ramos. “The dichotomy between innocence and pleasure must be pointed out to both children and adults, because we carry all the characters (the girl, the wolf, and the huntsman) our whole lives.”

The Nudes5 deadline is Tuesday, January 9. Enter your work early for a chance to be featured on our website, blog, and social media.