Master fashion photographers bare all


When we started this story we thought we were going to be tremendously turned on and left breathless. That happened, of course, but in the process we were stunned by the artistry and execution of these amazing images.

The imagination and bravery of the subject is limitless here. We created this story to show the best fashion photographers who are literally shooting nothing, at least no fabulous brands adorning their subjects. These stripped down images may be the strongest works for many of these photographers. When the subject and the photographer have nothing artificial to hide behind an astounding truth and trust seems to emerge for these collaborators.

Among the work we have assembled here are photographs by Richard Avedon, Annie Leibowitz, Stephen Klein, Helmut Newton, Ellen von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Russell James, Albert Watson, and Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

The subjects are equally critical to the success of the art. We see Angelina Jolie, Rudolf Nureyev, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Madonna, and many more very recognizable faces who have the guts and the creativity to bare all.

We wonder what the conversations were between subject and photographer. Did the sexual tension and art merge on the set or just in that instant?


Kate Moss by Albert Watson
Albert Watson


Nude kiss on beach by Bruce Weber
Bruce Weber


Rudolf Nureyev by Richard Avedon
Richard Avedon


nude woman on beach by Helmut Newton
Helmut Newton


Madonna nude by Steven Meisel
Steven Meisel


Angelina Jolie nude in bathtub by AnnieLiebowitz


5 nude women embrace by Herb Ritts
Herb Ritts


Nude male with mohawk and great danes by Stephen Klein
Stephen Klein


Naomi Campbell by Mert & Marcus
Mert & Marcus


Kendall by Russell James


Rhianna by Russell James
Russell James


Christy Turlingon by Richard Avedon
Richard Avedon


Nude woman smoking cigarette by Ellen Von Unwerth
Ellen Von Unwerth


Nude male on beach with seaweed crown by Herb Ritts
Herb Ritts


Nude Alek in giant coffee cup by Albert Watson
Albert Watson


Nude men jumping on beach by HerbRitts
Herb Ritts


Nude male in shower by Bruce Weber
Bruce Weber