“Women are the gateway to life.”

The work of Turkish artist, Emel Karakozak comes as a simple reminder of how miraculous women are. The gateway to life, the the survival and support system for life. The following series, Budding, depicts this so beautifully, without interruption.

Emel explains that through her work, “Everything is aimed to understand the whole. Life and death, which described simultaneously in my photography is a example of my hybrid expression. Woman not only causes a miracle by giving birth, but also has the ability to reconstitute herself spiritually.”

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Photographer Feature: Emel Karakozak
Editor Shenyah Webb

more at Nailed Magazine

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Monochrome Photography Awards

Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional and amateur photographers. Our mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover the most amazing photographers from around the world.

Fashion / Beauty – 1st Place Winner
Marta by Albert Södgård
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Landscapes – 3rd Place Winner
Hope by Patrik Minar
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Wildlife – 3rd Place Winner
Arctic Fox by Arnfinn Johansen
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Portrait – 1st Place Winner
Maja and Rufus by Simona Nálepková
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Fine Art – 2nd Place Winner
Sanctuary by Viki Murray
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Nude – 1st Place Winner
Cliffhanger by Paul Giggle
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Monochrome Photographer of the Year
Muse by Dmitriy Rogozhkin
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Monochrome Awards
International Black & White Photography Contest
more at monoawards

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Kourtney Kardashian para cerrar el año como se debe

Kourtney Kardashian Teases Nude Photo Shoot On Instagram
“I am very comfortable in my own skin and I think it is important to expose positive images of our body.”

Kourtney Kardashian isn’t afraid to show some skin (once again) for her latest magazine photo shoot.
The eldest Kardashian sister, 39, just dropped a nude Instagram from her cover story for GQ Mexico’s December/January issue. —Photography by Michael Schwartz

via Maxim

Nude attitude.

Behold Stunning NSFW Photos from This Top Australian Photographer
Hailing from down under, photographer Cameron Mackie is one of the hottest in the game, with his beachy aesthetic, drop-dead gorgeous models, and a knack for capturing some of the most sultry moments possible.
But instead of shooting models indoors in studios, Mackie prefers the sunlit glow of warm, pristine beaches, so every photograph captures the natural and organic beauty of the models.
Oh, and he also shoots nude.

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Nude attitude.
Photography by Cameron Mackie
more at Maxim

Free Spirit

Getting naked means more to Jenna Dewan than posing nude. In our exclusive interview, the dancer, mother and wellness warrior bares all about her public split, protective parenting and positive outlook on life as she now knows it.

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Jenna Dewan
Dancing for Janet Jackson, raising her daughter, splitting with Channing, oh, and her killer body – Jenna bares it all.

Photography: Dennis Leupold

more in Women’s Health Magazine

Figure Photography

Learn to capture the beauty of the female form
Billy Pegram shows you how to design nude and semi-nude images that are both creatively challenging and marketable. From location selection, to lighting and posing, to image-design concepts for specialized markets, you’ll master the process from start to finish!

Learn how to:
Design figure images for a variety of markets—from fine-art to fashion.
Create outstanding results in the studio or on location.
Produce lighting effects that are both flattering and attention-getting.
Select locations to help your images stand out.
Isolate body parts for specialized markets.
Develop images in pinup, glamour, erotic, editorial, and commercial styles.
Style your models and sets in inventive ways for added appeal.
Work effectively with new models and more experienced ones.
Enhance your figure images in postproduction.
Design images for multiple usages—and enhanced marketability.
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Techniques for Digital Photographers
Figure Photography
by Billy Pegram

Nude in Nature

Do you like collecting art? Well then this is an issue you have to have on your bookshelf (or coffee table). Taking our time to make issues and making them bigger (16 sets in each book in place of 8) is truly helping us UP the quality of content in each print copy of VOLO and makes it much more valuable for you to buy as a collectors item for your collection.

I am personally proud of this issue. Every set has been handpicked and selected among literally hundreds submitted to us for review. To all those photographers who did not make it into the issue… We love your work too and my advice is to take inspiration from the perfection of natural moments captured in this book to polish those missing pieces in your work.
Another bit of news… VOLO is now properly relocated to LA, so if you are in LA reach out and let’s rock together.
Thank You,
Ylevol Tam Nguyen
Editor, VOLO Magazine Worldwide

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