Bookshelf: Naked Women For The Holidays
Of the myriad of photographers looking at the female form, former model turned photographer Sylvie Blum brings an undeniably unique perspective to Naked Beauty ($69, teNeues). Blum, who has worked with iconic artists like Helmut Newton and Andreas H. Bitesnich, baths women in a gentle light and lets her subjects transform on film into thrilling naked living sculptures. Every page is sumptuous and fascinating and she gets props for including women of color — very often an afterthought in erotic photography. The 160-page Naked Beauty is available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian editions with a forward by Anne Wilkes Tucker. Buy It
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