For years the collection of intimate instant pictures of the makers of PHOTODARIUM Private, a tear-off calendar, grew. For this reason pictures of photographers from all over the world are collected annually via an open call. Now the archives are being opened to compile a best-of in book form.
In the photo book INSTANT NUDES the work of eleven photographers who use instant images to capture erotic moments is presented. Some of the photographs are revealing, some more discreet. What they all have in common is their reverence for a beautiful body. Because of its authenticity, the medium of the instant photo is the antithesis of digital photography. Instant photos enhance the erotic-voyeuristic moment through their intimacy, uniqueness and materiality, often not perfect and therefore all the more authentic, provocative and yet differentiated.
In their everyday working lives, models are projection screens for social ideas of beauty. They are staged by the photographers and a whole staff of stylists and hair & make-up artists. It is different with the photography of Nudes at home, in the intimacy of their private surroundings. The calendar PHOTODARIUM Private has been published for five years now. The tear-off calendar shows uncensored instant pictures with an artistic approach to nudity. Day after day a new erotic, naked, or cheeky instant image is revealed.
A modern and young look at eroticism beyond pornographic clichés—by photographers and individuals from all over the world. Emancipated and honest.
Boris Kahl, Herr Merzi
Alan Marcheselli, Christoph David, Frank de Luyck, Herr Merzi, Jens Voshage, Luc Masson Todeschini, Philippe Galanopoulos, RRRDiaz, Solimano Pezzella, Stefano Questorio, Timo Schäfers
16 × 21 cm
PF Marlet Swash and Text, Parachute Type Foundry