Vintage nudes are similar in many ways to art-nudes however the images are more evocative of times gone by. They can remind you of the early days of photography back in the 19th century all the way through the twenties, thirties and on to the sensual yet tasteful images of 1960s Playboy.


To model for this style your age, size and looks are not as important as the ability to relax, so you can be 18-60 years old or 80-200+ pounds.



Believe it or not there is a lot more to nude photography than pressing the shutter release once a model has their clothes off. Lighting and composition becomes far more important as there are often fewer props to hide poor photographic technique.


Art nude involves capturing the body either in motion or at rest to capture the versatility and variety in the human form. This could involve photographing an athlete or dancer as they exercise or prepare, or it could simply be someone reading, enjoying a moments  relaxation or stretching.


Definition: Abstract - having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation or narrative content.

Abstract photographs are images without the distraction of personality or surroundings. Abstracts can also accentuate the texture and form of the body by juxtaposing it against alternative forms such as flowers, trees, rocks or even man-made structures.


Definition: Anonymous - With no name, or unacknowledged.

Some people do not want to show their faces in their photographs, preferring to add a little mystery to their images. The image can be shot on location or in a studio where lighting is positioned to put some or all of the face in shadow, or props such as a mask are used to obscure the model.