Moving on from our art nude shoot on the rocks we climbed up the grassy hillside overlooking the Colioure coast line. Buffeted by surging winds atop of an old world war II bunker we used the strong breeze to create some new shots.
Taking a silk bed sheet that Emmanuelle had brought to use as a picnic blanket, I got her to step inside. The wind was so strong that it immediately folded itself around her. Glued to her frame, it became almost translucent at the points of contact. By throwing different shapes and poses we ended up creating some seriously unusual images.
Whilst shooting, I thought back to a famous sculpture by Italian Futurist Umberto Boccioni which now lives in the Tate Gallery, London. Called ‘Unique Forms of Continuity in Space‘ it shows a striding figure moving against the wind. And whilst not a direct facsimile, the way the silk was blowing around Emmanuelle’s body reminded me of his sculpture and also the twisted tortured shapes of Francis Bacon’s paintings (in particular ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion‘).
The combination of swirling material and peppered clouds really worked well together and I’m really pleased with the results of day in what was another one of our spontaneous art nude divergences. I was even more so delighted, when I was later approached by Alexandre Dubois of FAINT Magazine to have a selection of these shots featured in their launch issue.
As with a lot of the art nudes on this site, I’ve always wondered how they would look like printed out in large, almost life size scale. As at result of creating this web site and re-examining them, I mean to find out.
That said, If you would be interested in purchasing any of the images that you see here (or anywhere else on the site) please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.