Nudes: Parish Kohanim, Joe Lee (US) & Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich (BR) Play with Lore and Dance

Graphis Master Parish Kohanim, along with  Joe Lee and Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich incorporate fashion, lore, and dance into their tantalizing photography

Photography dabbles in multiple iterations and disciplines. Whether it be dance or high fashion, photography knows no ends, much like film has no clear cut boundaries of genre. Artists intertwine, coalesce, oscillate and merge them into new viewpoints and perspectives, rarely settling in one spot or another for long. Therefore, the possibilities become endless.
Graphis Master Parish Kohanim has explored a myriad of different kinds of photography over the years. From nudes and portraits to architectural and stills, Kohanim has worked tirelessly to explore every facet of photography. Adding to that list is dance. His arresting Luminosa (ABOVE), is a wondrous work that beckons one to remember a time in which liberalist government was new, the arts were encouraged, and boundaries between sex were eroding. Appearing to be inspired by some middle ground between Weimar Republic artistry and the surrealist imagery of Luis Buñuel, Kohanim has truly recreated a boulevard of love, optimism and the new.


Joe Lee‘s Untitled (ABOVE, LEFT), which he created while at The School of Visual Arts, is an equally arresting work, one that is more deeply steeped in the traditions of fashion photography. As is the case with many other high fashion photography, the fragility of the model is pointed out and juxtaposed with the un-erodible plastic that drapes over her.
Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich‘s Little Red Riding Hood (ABOVE, RIGHT) uses the backset of folklore to explore the relationship between violence and sexuality. The inherent innocence of the story of Little Red Riding Hood provides an interesting contrast to Cumptich‘s photographic inclinations.
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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