Cinematic Nude (NSFW)

About showing and seeing

There are two quotes I like most about the nudes genre: "A pretty girl who is naked / is worth a million statues" (E. E. Cummings). And: "When we respect the nude, we will no longer have any shame about it" (Robert Henri).

In contrary to my concept works I experience shooting nudes as a very special challenge – and as a strong counterbalance to my other, mostly unpeopled photography projects. Nude photography can be intimidating, for both the artist and for the subject. It’s sort of provocative, and – that’s how I perceive it – it puts high requirements on yourself and your way to work. On this background I also understand capturing nudes as a way of going beyond my own bounds.

Why „cinematic“? It’s not the aspect ratio but rather the substantial color grading I developed especially for this series to achieve the intended cinematic atmosphere.

J. F. Novotny auf STRKNGPlease find my works on STRKNG [Link], too. Some of my nude works have been published by Stern VIEW, Sifimag and diverse internet platforms – including new digital works like my „Evanescence“ series.

Feel free to find more works on my Model Mayhem [Link] or Model Management [Link] accounts … and if you are a model out there who likes my style & would like to work with me don’t hesitate to contact me.


Recent Projects

Relicts (AI)
AIBlack & WhiteConceptualPlaces
Wesenheit (AI)
Evanescence (NSFW)
Portraits in B&W
Black & WhitePeople
Humans, Grayscale.
Black & WhitePeople
Black & WhiteConceptualPlaces