Nadav Kander's Ballad of Body and Forms (NSFW)

2017-09-21

Israeli photographer Nadav Kander turns to a minimalist aesthetic in these baroque-looking photographs that beautify the human flesh as a canvas.

The human body has long been a muse for classic artists -- from sculptor to painters, the nude form has been studied over and over, and even today, the fascination does not cease to exist. Photographer Kander pays homage to the tradition with the series "Bodies: 6 Women. 1 Man". The nude bodies are white, carefully and artfully posed as the faces are turned away from the viewer. The voluptuous bodies and white-lead masks are reminiscent of Elizabethan portraits and paintings.

Despite the abundance of naked flesh shown, the photographs are far from being erotic, as they melt into the contrasting background into abstraction and subtle sensuality, as if Adonis and Aphrodite manifested in mortal forms.


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written by lomographymagazine on 2017-09-21 #culture #anatomy #nadav-kander #body-photography

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