Anecdote told by the esteemed master Helmut Newton:

     Newton in the restaurant - The cook: "I like your photos, you must have a good camera!"
     Newton after the meal: "The food was excellent - they must have good pots!"

-> The material is secondary, my equipment is only a means to an end.

I became "photographically infected" with a Practica, then started with the first Nikon camera.
Today I am a convinced Nikon user (NPS) and MAC fan.

  • Nikon 800
  • Nikon FA  
  • Nikon F4
  • Nikon D1X
  • Nikon D2X
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D6

  • Bowens flashlight system
  • various coves
  • reflectors
  • brightener
  • Sunbounce
  • Various lenses

Nude photography

It is said that nude or erotic photography is the supreme discipline of photography.

Why? On the one hand, the degree to pornographic or kitsch photography is very narrow. Wherever human sexuality is affected, tastes often diverge widely. What is art for some is already too much for others.

On the other hand, one acts with half-naked or naked models.

Without knowing each other personally, the boundary of the usual sphere of personality is crossed in favor of a photographically necessary closeness. After all, the photos are supposed to create the necessary tingling sensation in the viewer. In this respect, the communication between model and photographer plays an important role. The photographer works in a sensitive area and has to accept the limits of the model.

 The empathy of the photographer is always required. If the chemistry between the participants is not right, one inevitably sees it in the results. Then one should better stop a shooting...

The prerequisite is, of course, that you have mastered the technical side of photography, as well as setting the light as a creative means.


About Tom Rider

For about 20 years I have been composing fine-art photos in the field of nude / erotic and glamor. "There are many great girls and good-looking models, but the combination of an extraordinary ambiance makes up for the charm of this special photo," said my credo.

In this respect, castles, museums and gourmet restaurants are the preferred backgrounds of my nude and glamor shootings. In front of me, there is no backdrop for connecting the Eros of Playmates and other light points with architectural elegance.

Born 1965 in Frankfurt, I live happily married with my wife and children near Augsburg. For over 25 years I have been photographing in the genres: concerts, sports and nudes.

Photography has fascinated me for a long time. I have become interested in nude photography quite late. Of course, the works of Helmut Newton, Günter Blum, etc. have always followed me with great admiration.

Here you can find the complete pictorial of Agata ->

My aim is to emphasize the artistic aspects of erotic photography. Of course the (n)nakedness always holds a certain kind of provocation - even today. That's exactly where the attraction lies for me. Those who photograph women without textiles are continually confronted with the double standards of many people.

I don't care much about that now, in the end photography is done out of passion with a lot of enthusiasm and obsession. I am not bothered by small minds....



Nobuyoshi Araki, Japanischer Fotograf

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