[Pictures] Rolling Body Landscapes – A Unique Way To Shoot The Female Form
Allan I. Teger is a psychologist turned artist and photographer. This series titled ‘Bodyscapes’ explores the human form as a backdrop for creating beautiful landscapes that allow familiar scenes to play. The beauty in the series is the simplicity of the idea.
All of these images were taken with his Mamiya RB67 and either Tri-X or T-Max film.
About the series from the artist:
I created these images by placing toys and miniatures on the body and shooting the picture as a single exposure. I knew it was possible to produce multiple exposure images such as photo montages, but felt that if it were to appear real to the viewer, it had to actually be real at some level…with the figure and the body together at the same time. Furthermore, I didn’t want to resort to camera or darkroom tricks as that would make the work less credible.
Over the years I have discovered that art can be fun and serious at the same time. I have always believed that in the end an artist needs to communicate to the viewer, and involve them in the work to complete the experience. I feel that my art is complete when a viewer reacts to it. I have enjoyed creating Bodyscapes® and I enjoy sharing them with others and seeing their response.
It is always fun and interesting to see people discover for the first time, that the landscapes that they were looking at were really human bodies. Some people never see it until their friends point it out to them. Some look at the whole collection and then ask me what I mean by “Bodyscapes”®, or ask me which mountains I photographed. It’s hard to keep a straight face as they puzzle over the photographs – knowing they are missing something and looking for clues to the answer.
You can see more on his website http://www.bodyscapes.com/galleries.htm (not safe for work).