is a photographer based in Frederick, MD, USA
The human form: we each are intimate with our own, yet we also find ourselves drawn to others. Fascinating, in an instant both familiar and mysterious, it is small wonder that artists have sought to capture the shape of humanity since the first cave paintings.
For me, the nude is the ultimate photographic challenge. This is the wonder of God’s creation - His masterpiece - and must be approached with sensitivity. The beauty and complexity of our body is fascinating, and the task of capturing it in respectful images is one that I greatly enjoy.
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My photographs can be placed in two categories: those images which I make in the studio are studies in lighting, contrast and geometry; whereas the images shown here, made in the natural environment, I call “landscape nudes.” They represent my attempt to fuse landscape photography with figure art.
I have the good fortune to live in the scenic rolling hills and mountains of western Maryland in the United States. Here, the natural environment offers puffy clouds, rocky cliffs, and waterfalls cascading through verdant forests. Occasional trips to the American West and other compelling locales offer more opportunities for my models and me to create the visions which haunt my dreams.
I’ve recently had a book published by the Vision Cave Press, Monday Nudes, featuring over 50 of my favorite nudes, both landscape and studio. For more information, you’re welcome to visit my website at http://billymonday.com
* All images copyright 2010-2017, Billy Monday