Nude photography has been a genre of fine art photography since the inception of the medium in the middle of the nineteenth century; depicting the nude human body with a particular emphasis on form, composition, and the emotional qualities evoked by such. Nude photography has played an important role in establishing photography as an accepted medium of fine art practice. Nude photography should be distinguished from erotic photography, although there has been some genre overlap over the years. Erotic interest, although often present, is secondary, which distinguishes fine art nude photography from both erotic or glamour photography, which focuses on showing the subject of the photograph in the most attractive way; and pornographic photography, which is of a sexually explicit nature and has the primary purpose of sexual gratification for the viewer and which ordinarily claims no aesthetic value in and of itself.
Sexual Intercourse Photographs
Sex Photographs | Fine Art America
In our society that is flooded with sexual imagery, it is a peculiar thing that we still feel slightly uncomfortable when we encounter erotically charged artworks or art that deals with the subject of sexuality. More importantly, beauty cults, fashion industry, and commercial photography have been exploiting human sexuality for years, making us feel insecure and vulnerable when it comes to our own bodies and sexual behavior. Brooklyn-based photographers Constance and Eric have decided to break the negative aura that surrounds sexuality in our commercialized world and they found an interesting and quite innovative way of doing so - by photographing ordinary couples in the most intimate of acts. The work of photography duo Constance and Eric revolves around their sex-positive philosophy, promotion of the ideas of body acceptance and discovery of new parameters of sexiness. Over the years they have been collaborating with numerous couples, capturing their passionate moments together and showing a genuine, authentic and honest side of sexual behavior. By choosing to work in a more abstract manner Constance and Eric have found a way to transgress the explicitness of the act itself and avoid pornographic connotations, focusing on the intimacy and sensuality of lovemaking acts and showing universal aspects of personal, intimate experiences.
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