The naked body as landscape

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.

taryn andreatta nude by alex brunet

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)
The Landscape of the Body: Taryn Andreatta by Alex Brunet (NSFW)

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.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.