Graphis is proud to present these photographers as the focus of this week’s nudes spotlight
The body exists in a dichotomous plane. It is both celebrated and yet vilified, loved and yet reviled, sung of and yet whispered about. It’s a confusing paradigm, one that differs from country to country and continent to continent. From the upper echelons of art to the lower bowels of censorship, the human body is a seeming societal oxymoron. But that seldom is the case for these inspiring photographers from Western Europe.
Peter Arnold‘s Nude 11 (ABOVE) revels in the natural contours of the body, constructing a monochromatic image that details the alternating shades of gray over the body. From the pitch black tones underneath the body to the bright white spots from the light, Arnold‘s work plays with color scales in an arresting fashion.