NOTE: Images contain tasteful artistic nudity.
Am came to my home studio yesterday to shoot classical art nude portraits with me. It has been about two years since my last art shoot, and I felt a bit rusty. I am currently shooting out of my home, using my spacious rooftop deck which allows for social distancing and open fresh air to minimize COVID concerns. I wish I had been gifted a cloudy day, but the harsh sun made for some unexpected shots with shadows created by my wooden folding screen. Overall, I am very pleased with the results, and I feel that the images definitely fall in line with my current artist's statement (shooting women of color in classical academic painterly settings).
Photography by Amanda Raquel. October 2020.