Dorka is a young amateur model from Hungary. During a recent photo shoot, I asked her to improvise a series of poses in this unique setting. It is located in an old factory that has been transformed into four studios. The idea of this image is simply to highlight Dorka's beauty in a dynamic pose. During retouching, monochrome immediately imposed itself to me to illustrate the particular atmosphere of this photo.
AUTHOR: Eric Brunelle (Germany)
It all started when I moved from France to Germany in 1990. I bought a German photo magazine and found an ad from Kerstine, one of the best amateur models in the South of Germany at that time. She and I organized many shootings in the 90s. During this learning-by-doing period, I also bought many books from famous photographers, including Helmut Newton and Jeanloup Sieff. They probably influenced my work.
I learned high-quality nude photography with the professional German photographer Arboulan in the late 90s. Back in 2004, I started to work with the Hungarian artist Szeni Jung who facilitated the so-called Sebesviz workshop. One year later, I decided to start my project Venusonearth, including my own website, being a member of photo communities like VIEW, and working with some of the best amateur models.
My first ambition was to get printed in the French magazine PHOTO that was organizing one of the largest contests in the world. I succeeded in January 2007 and got printed eight times since. After a longer break, my main project from 2012 until 2017 was a portfolio of nudes and portraits with the German amateur model Julia. She became my first muse as we organized 42 shootings in six years. During this longer period of time, my approach was to capture her development both as a model and as a woman.
Today, I am contemplating on three decades of beauty and nude photography. Through my work with more than 100 models, I've succeeded in getting international recognition, including 5 gold medals, honorable mentions, jury choices and many acceptances, Contest juries from Trierenberg in Austria, the German Open Circuit, or Riedisheim in France also valued my work. More than ever, nude photography is a passion. My main challenge is creativity, which is most difficult in this area, but I guess this is the case for many other photographers!
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