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Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 7

Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 7 photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter features books that explore the human form in a variety of ways. Today we feature books from Chad States, Esther Teichmann, Tony Bonanno and Gian Paolo Barbieri.
photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter features books that explore the human form in a variety of ways. Past editions can be found here.

Trade (Winter Edition)
by Chad States
$30.00 — Purchase

The fourth in Chad States' Trade series, the Winter Edition presents an intimate collection of 25 loose photographs collected by the artist on smart phone cruising applications. Using his own pictures to trade for the images that make up this collection, States brings photographs that were intended only to be viewed privately on the glowing screen of a smart phone into the real world. The photographs show scantily clad men in erotic poses, which can alternately be fun, titillating and uncomfortable. The examples of sexualized self-presentation show strength, playfulness and a bit of vulnerability, revealing more than just skin.

SPBH Book Club Vol. V
by Esther Teichmann
$75.00 — Purchase

Esther Teichmann's photographs that make up Volume V of SPBH Book Club explore representations of female pleasure. Female nudes overlap and share pages with photographs of sculptures, the sea, backdrops and shells, reclaiming representation through depictions that aren't merely a factor of the Madonna-whore dichotomy, but display complexity existing in the female figure. The book is a beautiful production with layered and collaged photographs and a hand-printed cyanotype on the cover.

by Tony Bonanno
$75.00 — Purchase

Synergy by Tony Bonanno includes 18 nude black & white photographs made in New Mexico's Galisteo Basin. Evoking the spirit of Edward Weston, the contours of the rock formations create a sort of visual symphony with the model's shape. The book comes with a choice of one of two prints, signed by the artist, and printed on 5"x7" archival paper.

by Gian Paolo Barbieri
$75.00 — Purchase

Pushing beyond his own internal limitations, Dark Memories is a new collection of nude images from Gian Paolo Barbieri. The large, beautifully printed book presents 56 duotone illustrations and occasional textual mediations on the nature of sexuality and photography. Focusing largely on the sculptural beauty of the male body, Barbieri presents a pansexual view of the human form that is unquestionably erotic and at times pornographic. Pushing the boundaries of beauty and vulgarity, high and low art, the sacred and profane, the images in Dark Memories can be shocking but are always beautiful, and often display a dark sense of humor.

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