The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Changes for the blog in 2016

As we near the end of 2015 I have been thinking about the blog/show a lot. I have been considering what I would like to do with it moving forward. So far I have been recording one of our sessions from the “My Nude Year” project but seeing that it is drawing to a close I need to move directions. I think I would like to feature some discussions on other artists that work in the genre of art nude photography as well as give you some of my insights I have found along the way. I will be moving directions in my personal work towards a more film based concentration. I would really like to use and explore some of the old cameras I have in my collection.

You may remember that I received a number of old cameras earlier this year. Since I acquired them I have been exploring the idea of working with paper negatives. I’m not sure exactly where I want to go with it but I really think it will be great to play around with a new idea and get back into the darkroom. I know that with the advent of Photoshop you can do most of the ideas I want to try on the computer but I think it will be a fun challenge trying to complete them without the aid of a computer.

The biggest change to the show will be the name. As I stated a few month back I have been following a wonderful show since 2008 hosted by Ted Forbes. His show “The Art of Photography” has been a wonderful inspiration to me. I had fallen behind on watching the episodes when I came up with the name for my show and by pure accident named my show similarly. I will be correcting this by changing the name of the show to “Figured Lens”.

I sincerely thank all of you for your continued support and would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.