Last winter I did a nude photo shoot with a friend of mine in relations to an assignment we got at Norsk Fotofagskole. The task was to photograph a nude girl or woman. The photo I ended up delivering was a picture of my friend lying on the couch with her daughter standing beside her. It didn’t catch on very well for our principal running this course. Not because of the feel or the technical quality, but more the idea of this photo. I believe he had pictured a more clean and sexy photo rather than the breasts, the blurred head and the female genitals.
Anyway, I did not just photograph the one photo to this assignment, but rather quite a few with the mother and child theme. The first photo in this post is my friend and her daughter in front, together, a bit anonymous. And the second photo is just my friend looking straight into my lens. A year earlier, being pregnant I shot the same photo of her. Time has gone by and it is about a year and a half since I shot these pictures, but I think my plan was to give this series a Jock Sturges -feel to them with a personal touch.
This is the photo I delivered for my assignment.
This is a video presentation from my nude photography-course. It is called black and white as an contrast on the two series I shot. Might be a bit cliché.