Morgen’s photoshoot was a combination of implied nudity – where the images hint at nudity but do not reveal – and low-key photography, images that contain predominantly dark tones and colors that convey atmosphere and mood.

Morgen‘s exquisite beauty, tattoos, and facial piercings was a perfect match for this type of photography.

I opted to use one studio light for each image to create the required dark tones and shadows.

All images except for the first headshot were photographed with a single octagonal softbox fitted with a grid, for directional lighting control. For the headshot, I used a vertically mounted beauty dish with a 30-degree grid.

  • Camera body: Canon EOS 1DX
  • Lens: Canon EF 24mm – 70mm f/2.8

I hope you enjoy this selection of photos from the shoot.

What is Implied Nudity

Implied nudity is a type of artistic expression that suggests nudity without actually showing it. This can be done through the use of shadows, strategically placed objects, or suggestive poses. Implied nudity can be found in a variety of media, including photography, painting, and film.

There are a few reasons why artists might choose to use implied nudity. One reason is that it can be a way to create a sense of mystery or suspense. When the viewer is left to wonder whether or not the subject is actually naked, it can be more stimulating than if they were simply shown nudity.

Another reason why artists might use implied nudity is that it can be a way to explore themes of sexuality and intimacy. By suggesting nudity without actually showing it, artists can create a more subtle and nuanced exploration of these topics.

Finally, implied nudity can also be used as a way to challenge social norms. By showing a subject who is not fully clothed, artists can challenge the idea that nudity is something that should be hidden or ashamed of.

Whether or not implied nudity is considered art is a matter of debate. Some people believe that it is simply a way to titillate viewers, while others believe that it can be a powerful and evocative form of expression. Ultimately, whether or not you consider implied nudity to be art is up to you.

Here are some examples of implied nudity in different media:

  • In photography, implied nudity can be achieved by using shadows, strategically placed objects, or suggestive poses. For example, a photographer might take a picture of a woman who is standing in front of a window, with the light coming in from behind her so that her body is mostly obscured.
  • In painting, implied nudity can be achieved by using the same techniques as photography, or by using more abstract or suggestive imagery. For example, a painter might paint a woman who is covered in a sheet, but whose body is still visible underneath.
  • In film, implied nudity can be achieved through the use of close-ups, shadows, or suggestive dialogue. For example, a film might show a woman getting out of the shower, but only show her from the shoulders up.