This set almost sets a gloomy post-apocalyptic mood, which somewhat suits the current world situation.
Some of those images are truly breathtaking. The images show a range of human emotions: pride, superiority, and some unique mysterious human quality. Tatyana's beauty is an instrument to set the stage for that. This is an example of how artistic nudes can influence the mind and rekindle hidden emotions and the hope that lingers in all of us.
Another installation from the USA tour that David did with his wife and alluring model Tatyana. This time from New Mexico.
It's amazing how he has managed to turn such a harsh environment into the perfect landscape upon which to draw and capture the amazing beauty of Tatyana. He manages to make Tatyanas blend in with the beauty of nature and to even complement it.
He shows the beauty of the U.S. and of some of the beautiful American models on his website David-Nudes. Check it out if you have some free time.
This is another part of the American nudes series from David Nudes. Those seem to be more pictures from the Utah set featuring Tatyana, another part was posted here before.
The images are just as beautiful and the scenery as breathtaking. It's the second gallery with beautiful American nudes for today and another one is still on the way.
Human greatness has been manifested throughout modern and even ancient history through sculptures and paintings of the human form. Gods and Goddesses often appeared nude or semi-nude. Our nudity and the shapes of our bodies have always fascinated us as a species. The representation ranges from crude cave paintings to the complex nudes of today. Toplessness and nudity were the norm in many societies. The paintings of the Ancient Egyptians had many topless females, it's similar for the Minoans, even the accounts of the first encounters with Australian aborigines are full of women and men roaming freely au naturale.
The modern concept of body shame is therefore very perplexing. Was it Victorian up-tightness that made clothes so important? Was it the poverty that preceded the mass-production of modern apparel that made clothes a sign of wealth? It is indeed a very interesting thing trying to consider all the causes that led to modern attitudes towards nudity and the female nude. Body shame is clearly not a sign of being civilized, the ancient civilizations embraced nudity. Also, in modern nations with strong cultural influence and highly-civilized attitudes - mainly Germany and Scandinavia - nudity is no longer taboo. Actresses commonly appear nude, and it has nothing to do with attracting an audience or appealing to the lowest common denominator. I personally think that nudity is abstract for those who can appreciate it, and basic when people can't - Dwayne Bell's mirror effect. By preventing people from seeing the bigger meaning and leaving them entrapped to basic sexual associations then we are actually curbing their power to imagine and to aspire to a higher moral ground. To see what's beyond the obvious.
This particular set reminded me of that awe, that powerful inspiration of the human form, and the hope that it offers. The hope without which we are lost.
Tatyana poses near a castle in Sicily. While I have grown accustomed to expecting nudes shot in the United States from David-Nudes, this one still isn't disappointing. It's just as beautiful. Shot near the ruins of an old castle in Italy, it follows the theme of nudity and ruins, but it's executed very well.
The great things about that theme is that it shows nature's reclaiming some man-made structures. It's a transposition of the young and the old. The contrast can create wonderful results when it's executed well, as in this gallery. Tatyana's grace allow her to blend in with the scene, but her beauty is hard to miss.
I hope that you'll enjoy this gallery from David-Nudes.
This is another gallery from David-Nudes' USA tour, featuring his charming wife and muse Tatyana. In a very brave gallery shot on the snow, without any boots.
The United States is full of beauty, both natural and human. There is beauty in the cities - skyscrapers bearing witness to mankind's ingenuity, the desert - as Tatyana's last gallery in the Utah desert clearly testifies, and beautiful intelligent women who help shape the future of a wonderful nation through their everyday work.
It takes a certain vision to make Tatyana's beauty blend in with such a harsh environment and to bring out the best that such a wonderful location has to offer. It also takes a certain amount of courage to agree to do such a wonderful set, the kind of courage that sets Tatyana apart, and makes her even more beautiful.
I hope that you will enjoy this gallery of American nudes from David-Nudes.
David Weisenbarger is featuring a series of beautiful nudes shot in the U.S., mostly featuring American models, on his website David-Nudes. I have to admit that the quality of some of his photographs do indeed surpass all of my expectations.
It's also saddening that genuine American nudes featuring beautiful models have rarely made it to the light. They are always either confined to obscure art galleries, or are simply non-existent. Most of the tasteful nudes here on GN come from Europe. There are many stereotypes about American models and locations, but David proves them wrong.
The scenery is simply amazing and Tatyana, his wife and his muse, is a wonderful lady who's full of energy and whose poses are full of human ambition. She makes those pictures whole with her simple presence. I think that she is the perfect model at such a remarkable place.
Nature is beautiful. There's some sort of peace that we have whenever we go into the great outdoors to inspect the natural wonders of the world. There's a certain sense of awe that we have whenever we walk through a quiet forest or just have some solitary moments on the top of a mountain.
However, this beauty should never distract us from our own beauty. I think this is why all those outdoor sets are that amazing, we get to remember that our beauty is just as great, and that its combination with nature reminds us of how wonderful our conquering of nature is, and may serve as a reminder to how beautiful it will be when we co-exist with nature, this almost serves as a vision of a world of true beauty. A world of tranquility and of a self-confident thinking humanity.