The Nude - In Association with Gallery 1839
We are proud to present the chosen winners and commended photographers in our 2011 London Photographic Association competition 'The Nude'. With special thanks to our guest judge Sukey Parnell.
The male and female body have constantly performed for the camera throughout the history of photography - in ways that may seem natural, erotic, seductive, sculptural or simply descriptive.
There are many amazing photographs where the human body has been unwrapped and imaged in an exciting and unusual way. The surreal playfulness of Man Ray’s muse or Bill Brandt’s contortion of the female body in front of a coastal landscape are both great examples.
All sorts of bodies have found their way in front of the camera for many different reasons and a good image of a nude subject needs to play with a specific idea about imaging the body to bring us something, as well as someone, new to look at.
We asked our competition entrants to fire their imagination and encouraged them to look beyond familiar ideas to create something compelling, perhaps even fun.
We hope you enjoy the results.
Neil Craver - Gold LPA Interview view OmniPhantasmic Video
Nuno Santos - Silver LPA Interview
Lorenzo Sala - Bronze LPA Interview
Single image winners
Julie Cook - Gold LPA Interview
Ross Andersson - Silver LPA Interview
Daniel Hubbert - Bronze LPA Interview
Jorge Retana Madrid