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Armin Seeholzer , Feb 21, 2003; 05:44 p.m.

Hi all

Does anybody have some links for LF nude shoothers. I'm thinking about a shooting with 2 modells somewhere in a landscape or an old house etc. Or have some expirience?


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donald miller , Feb 21, 2003; 06:39 p.m.

Steve Anchell has experience in that area from what I understand. He is the editor of Photovision Mag. He also does a workshop called the Nude at Big Sur. Hope that this helps.

Ellis Vener , Feb 21, 2003; 06:53 p.m.

Jock Sturges<P> Richard Avedon<P> Irving Penn

David Goldfarb , Feb 21, 2003; 07:08 p.m.

Peter Gowland, of course, but that doesn't sound like your aesthetic.

Edward Weston is maybe a little closer.

David Munson , Feb 21, 2003; 08:09 p.m.

I know he's already been mentioned, but Jock Sturges is probably about the best example I can think of. Controversy aside, I think he's a phenomenal photographer and definitely worth a look .

Joseph Walsh , Feb 21, 2003; 10:41 p.m.

Wynn Bullock... Bravo... Man Ray... Judy Dater... Bill Brandt... Kertesz... Someguy named Weston ;-) Bet I've missed 50 good ones

It takes great discipline and patience from both model and photographer to make it work with LF. But if this is your methodology and you both are comfortable, it can be very rewarding.

I prefer MF for this work, but that's just me. Best to you.

Ralph Barker , Feb 22, 2003; 04:17 a.m.

I work with models fairly frequently, but I've only found a couple of them who could hold still long enough to maintain tight focus in the studio. Depending on the patience level of your models, and your planned compositions, that may be your largest hurdle.

one of mine done with a 4x5 Toyo.

Eric Boutilier-Brown , Feb 22, 2003; 07:06 a.m.

You could take a look at my site http://www.evolvingbeauty.com - I work with 8x10 (and previously 4x5) with the Nude. My site is only 1/3 of the size it was a month ago for traffic reasons, but there are still 300+ images on it, along with documentry photos and commentry. I often work with multiple models, and while it complicates the composition/posing issues, it certainly can generate striking imagery. Best of luck.


Eric Boutilier-Brown Halifax, NS, Canada


Armin Seeholzer , Feb 22, 2003; 09:38 a.m.

Thanks to all of you!

Ray Bidegain , Feb 22, 2003; 05:48 p.m.

I photograph nudes as well as portraits with my 8 x 10 all the time. I find that the slow moving nature of the view camera helps my work, and the built in serendipity of not being able to see at the time of exposure lends a sense of reality to the photograph. I work in the studio with natural light so the exposures tend to be around 1/15 @f/8 and I am still able to make my work. you can have a look at http://www.rbstudio.com

8 x 10 platinum/palladium

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