Category archives: Why nude?

  • What kind of photography does Deirdre Marie Photography shoot?

  • I take photos creatively but also for the public. My creative images have a certain theme and usually deal with emotions or beauty or something that I am interested in at the time and most of this work is posted on my Facebook page. For the public, most of my work is Boudoir or Nude and these images are sent to the client only and are not shown on any website, unless permission is granted.
    I work or take photos for clients up to Casual Nude level. I do not shoot Erotic Nude or Adult nude, in particular if there is a man involved. Men often ask me “but what if I happen to get an erection?”, well that is fine, we will just ignore it.
    It can be confusing with the different types of nudity/ semi nudity so I will go through a few of them with you…
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    1.Implied Nude: I’m not taking my clothes off, but I will allow you to take pictures of me which don’t show any clothing, implying that I am not wearing any.
    2.Hidden or Covered Nude: I will allow you to take pictures of me not wearing any actual clothing, but with some sort of opaque drape or prop (possibly including my limbs) covering a given area including my naughty bits.
    3.Sheer: I will allow you to take pictures in which my naughty bits are somewhat visible through a translucent material, the exact opacity of the material to be negotiated.
    4.Semi-nude: I will allow you to take pictures of me in which my breasts and possibly my behind are visible at the same time as my face. Note that this does not go by volume of skin exposed, as a model wearing a bikini is a lot closer to nude than a model wearing a catsuit with the naughty bits cut out, but the first isn’t even semi-nude and the second probably equates to at least “nude” on the rating scale. Example: Early Playboy Magazine.
    5.Artistic Nude: I will allow you to take pictures of me while I am not wearing any clothes if they are interestingly framed, strangely posed, or oddly lighted so as to not look like just pictures of me not wearing any clothes. Example: Doug Lester.
    6.Figure Nude or Figure Study: I will allow you to take pictures of me in direct lighting while I am not wearing any clothes, but my expression will be neutral and I will be wearing little or no makeup so as to make clear that this is a figure study and not meant to be provocative, erotic, or otherwise non-serious. Example: Edward Weston.
    7.Nude or Casual Nude: I will allow you to take casually posed, full-body pictures of me in direct lighting while I am not wearing any clothes.
    8.Erotic nude: I will assume provocative expressions and allow you to take pictures of me which draw particular attention to my naughty bits while I am not wearing any clothes. Example: Modern Playboy Magazine.
    9.Adult nude: I will assume sexually explicit poses and allow you to take pictures of me engaging, or suggesting that I am about to engage, my naughty bits in action while I am not wearing any clothes. Example: Hustler Magazine.