Bodyscapes was Jean-Paul Bourdier's first book that "contained vibrant creative artwork with painted bodies moving through some of the most diverse landscapes on earth." All of his photos are staged and shot in analog. The flying bodies, cliff paintings and landscapes are all shot without the use of digital technology.
You can help him fund his second book Leap into the Blue on Kickstarter. It will dive deeper into "our beingness, creating 'fantastic' interventions within the landscape that challenge viewers to question the lines we draw between mind and body; human and nature; figure and landscape; dream and reality." Or you can buy Bodyscapes on Amazon.
Allan Teger's Bodyscapes series, which started in 1976, creates beautiful landscapes out of miniature figures and nude bodies. The bodies form everything from lakes, to mountains, to golf courses. Teger was initially a psychologist and academic counselor and taught about altered realities, subjective reality and mystical consciousness, which he has incorporated into his artistic work.
Horst P. Horst is famous for his fashion photography, most of which was for Vogue magazine. Horst's method entailed careful preparation with lighting and props arranged in advance. It is easy to see why his photos are synonymous with elegance, style and glamour. If you like these, you can buy a book of Horst Portraits on Amazon.
CULO may be one of the best coffee table books ever created. The book, by Raphael Mazzucco celebrates the back side of some of the most beautiful women in the world. Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Upton, Fergie, and Lady Gaga are just a few of the models and celebrities featured. The best part, you can buy this book on Amazon.
"The World Is No Longer Flat
Culo is an art, fashion, and pop-culture movement that defies all national, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. No matter if you were raised to call it derriere, tush, rear end, or booty, culo is the new epicenter of female sexuality, desire, and empowerment.
Over the past decade, some of the world’s most celebrated women have subtly shifted our long-held ideals of physical perfection toward a shape that is more authentic and bold. While culo has long been venerated in certain cultures, it is now becoming the object of worldwide mainstream admiration. This emerging global love affair with culo is as much about the blending of African, Latin, European, and Asian beauty as it is about celebrating the female form’s most coveted asset.
Culo by Mazzucco pays tribute to this phenomenon through a singular artistic vision. In more than 200 photographs and artworks created on location around the world, a diverse group of women—some already legendary, some about to become so—embody the spirit of culo and the start of a new era of beauty."