Photography collectors who buy erotic art often prefer black and white limited editions. Monochromatic, or nearly so, the viewer’s attention is directed to compositional characteristics. The contours of the body and interior details strike a balance between sensuality and aesthetics.
Statuesque curves and toned muscles are set against a pale textured backdrop. The wall is subtly punctuated with small cracks and flakes. She stands close enough to the horizontal surface to cast a shadow. Delicate horizontal lines add variation to the lean figure. The tiled floor adds another small twist, the seems angled against the other lines.
Her calves are parallel, in a clearly stylized pose. Her thighs are symmetrical in an unabashedly erotic announcement. Her raised heels add tension to her body. One arm rest near her knee, adding stability. Her other hand is clasped behind her head. The raised stretches the corresponding side and elevates the breast. The gesture also signifies a sense of ease.
She directs her gaze at the viewer. This blunt acknowledgement of voyeurism recalls classic pinup. Dense, black hair frames her face. Her parted lips signify a relaxed anticipation.
Collectors buy erotic art photography for it’s beauty, archival quality, and relative affordability compared to oil painting. This contemporary erotic photograph recalls the styles of the twentieth century.
Erotic art is as old as art itself. I recall seeing some in paintings on ancient Roman ruins. My influences include the work of Helmut Newton and Ellen von Unwerth.