Perhaps it’s humans’ inherent tendency to view the world in our own image – to make sense of things in a way we can understand; but for all history we’ve been fascinated with the body as landscape. Norse creation myth tells of Odin killing the giant Ymir, then using his body to create the world. Ymir’s bones become the mountains, his blood the sea, his hair the trees and his flesh the earth. It’s imagery shared by many a culture, including Australia’s indigenous population and their ‘Dreamtime’ myths. It’s also, since, become a way for photographers to view the nude human body in a way that’s focused on shape and form. The direction of such a shoot then moves away from being about sensuality or emotion and being about pose and pure physicality; following and accenting the lines and curves of the body in a way that mirrors the lines and curves found in nature. Alex Brunet gives us such a view of an au naturel Taryn Andreatta. But rather than focusing on the beauty of the human body alone, Brunet juxtaposes each shot of Taryn with a true landscape or view of nature. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: With beautiful landscape shots of both the scenic and the bodily kind, you can view all of Alex Brunet’s shots of Taryn Andreatta at the gallery above.