Chris Valites’ “Water” Gives Studio Nudes New Lease On Life

"Water", 12/15, Chris Valites

"Water", 12/15, Chris Valites

So, I remain a sucker for nudes in photography, despite my also being ruffled that so many times having someone naked is a shortcut to getting something viewed as art, whether the subject being naked actually adds anything to the piece or not.

And then Mr. Colberg links today to this series from Chris Valites, which is visually very complete, and restores a sense of both magic and intimacy to the nude by mostly obscuring them and creating visual allusions to showers. The whole collection feels very intimate, stark, and elegant all at once.

Chris, my hat is off to you. Very solid work. Bravo.

Chris Valites “Water” via Conscientious

Chris Valites' "Water" Gives Studio Nudes New Lease On Life

"Water", 12/15, Chris Valites

"Water", 12/15, Chris Valites

So, I remain a sucker for nudes in photography, despite my also being ruffled that so many times having someone naked is a shortcut to getting something viewed as art, whether the subject being naked actually adds anything to the piece or not.

And then Mr. Colberg links today to this series from Chris Valites, which is visually very complete, and restores a sense of both magic and intimacy to the nude by mostly obscuring them and creating visual allusions to showers. The whole collection feels very intimate, stark, and elegant all at once.

Chris, my hat is off to you. Very solid work. Bravo.

Chris Valites “Water” via Conscientious