Elevating the Boudoir Industry With Competition [NSFW]

Elevating the Boudoir Industry With Competition [NSFW]

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As in any industry, it is important to push yourself for healthy competition. Entering photography contests or competitions can really push you creatively. Recently in a contest for a photography forum, an artist caught the eyes of many of his peers. 
Do More Photographers is an educational platform dedicated to intimate lifestyle photography. Their mission is to continually elevate the photography industry. Recently, there was a contest within the forum to see new work within the industry. Matias Fabregues was the winner of the most recent contest with an artistic, nude, black and white photograph. 
In a recent interview, Fabregues wrote that he has dedicated himself to photography in a freelance way. His favorite areas are portrait, nudes and boudoir. He has also worked in fashion and advertising as well. Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina he plans to travel to continue to photograph in his intimate style meeting new people who share the passion for photography. 
"I started with the boudoir about two years ago as a challenge. It is an area that requires a lot of care, good lighting, and excellent treatment of the composition. First, [I started] trying to handle natural light, which today is still the most difficult challenge. Then, I started playing with flashes, low keys, high keys, and so I was achieving the results that are seen today," he wrote. 
One of the things he enjoys about boudoir is that the models always leave excited about the results achieved. Clients and models have explained how he manages to make them comfortable with the work they are creating, which in this intimate setting is important. Fabregues works with each model/client looking for correct posing for the particular individual. He takes care to accentuate their curves, shape and illuminate to create impact with each image. 
"Currently there are many women who want to start in this discipline of boudoir photography and nudes, so I hope to continue taking pictures to have the appreciation of those who really appreciate the photography," he wrote. All images are with permission and courtesy of Matias Fabregues. 
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user-206386's picture

Are you selling perfume? And, is it post-modern? Cause that makes a difference around these here parts!

user-206386's picture

Listen to this guy: a leader in the post-modern erotica movement he is! Follow his lead and you too can use the word twat without irony in a sentence!

I'm editing this to clean up comments, apparently John got banned hahaha

Gerald Bertram's picture

Thank god. The comment section on all of Fstoppers was getting ridiculous

Crystal Johnson's picture

Poorly done? Should he have added a soft filter and dress them up in cheesy lingerie with pearls instead? Oh the hubris!

Crystal Johnson's picture

Haha that's all you can come up with? Care to enlighten us about your 58 years in the photography world, and working for Penthouse? But you have no website, no page, no portfolio. Been kicked out of a bunch of NC groups and are hated all over, including ModelMayhem. But tell us more about your hubris Mr Know-It-All

He's at it again, rolls eyes in disbelief, John you really are an annoying $^£&!

Edward Blake's picture

Your work sucks and you're a complete dick. Deal with it.

I'm editing this to clean up comments, apparently John got banned hahaha

I'm editing this to clean up comments, apparently John got banned hahaha

Can't read huh old man? I UNfollowed you. Not sure what that means? Take your time, you'll figure it out slowpoke

Crystal Johnson's picture

Aww you're so mad! My fat ass can lose weight, you on the other hand will always be an old perverted asshole. How's Judith and Rebecca? Your daughter looks pretty fucking hefty. Maybe you should try talking to her about that!

Totes done with you old man. Enjoy your bitter existence for what little time you have left.

This dude's parents probably are not proud of who he became as a human being. All mouth, no heart.

Edward Blake's picture

Since I don't follow you and you haven't seen my work...

But seriously, you're a complete piece of shit.

user-206386's picture

A typo is an irrelevant criticism.
Here's constructive criticism: how can a self-professed "post-modern" photographer write these words without irony: "The camera is fully capable of exactly reproducing whatever is placed before it"?
Because they don't know what post-modernism is, or modernism for that matter, perhaps?
But all we get is Charlie Yankee Able when the hard questions come out. Or was it Bravo Yankee Echo? Foxtrot Uncle Charlie Kangaroo, I don't remember.

John Dawson's picture

John - I don't know why you're so frequently bitter toward fellow photographers, but I might take your opinion more seriously if you had more than one image in your profile.

I would encourage you to offer your work for the same criticism that you are quick to offer others.

Just food for thought

William Howell's picture

Hey I have see the tag line, “ there are four ways to light, “ could you tell me how I can find out a little more about this, I’m intrigued?

William Howell's picture

Well, the monk is beautifully 🔥 lit?
Thank you for the reply!

user-206386's picture

Gotta love these two, laughing over the self-immolation of a person committed to his belief. Cold hearted and mean.

William Howell's picture

Hey, I’m not laughing. What that monk did is wrong, suicide is wrong, life is precious. The monk would have been better to have fought back against the injustices he perceived.

user-206386's picture

"Well, the monk is beautifully 🔥 lit?"

Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining. His life was so precious to him he gave it up for the chance to bring their story to the world. That he sat and burned without moving or grimacing or screaming restores the faith in mankind that people who joke about his sacrifice take away.

William Howell's picture

He is in fact beautifully lit, that photograph is one of the, if not the most iconic picture ever captured.
But, now this is my view, it was a waste of life and rectified nothing. What the monk did was of bravery and frustration, but it was the wrong choice.
I made a sardonic comment. And I am not peeing on your leg.

Crystal Johnson's picture

People do not hate you because of success. People hate you because you're an asshole for no reason, and I plan on being a huge asshole to you because you more than deserve to be knocked down a peg or two.

You worked for Penthouse and supposedly for a few big name brands DECADES ago. I'd love to see that work since you've claimed to be this big shot commercial photographer, and no I do not want to see it on your iPad. But if decades old work is something you can tout around as a badge honor, well, more power to you I suppose.

I've also looked into the galleries you supposedly have your work in. Bwhahahahahaaha *dies* . Another bloated thing you post about.

You act like a Mr Know-It-All and your work does not aligned with that attitude. I've seen plenty of your work online, really easy to find it and it's pretty comical that you would dog down this boudoir photographer's work.

Your hubris is the problem, because PLENTY of us here that post on Fstoppers are successful, and have worked with big names. Again, not a success issue, but a huge character flaw that has followed you every single place you decide to plant your commentary in.

But yep, my spelling mistake made at 4am when I haphazardly put that up is the problem. Not the person that continually attacks people, made dickhead remarks, acts like he's this god of photography and that it's all about success... yep, it's all about me! If you cannot decipher sarcasm well...

You're just some old GWC troll that has a bloated ego, and you are toxic to every community you encounter. It's not everyone else, IT IS YOU!

Crystal Johnson's picture

It's not a follow you imbecile! Notifications are not a FOLLOW!

Crystal Johnson's picture

AHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Says the guy that likes soft filters and shitty digital art.It's no wonder you do not show your work online.

Crystal Johnson's picture

AHAHAHAH Holy fucking shit! You brought my weight into it? You're a sham of a photographer, and you work is sub-par at best, you dirty old GWC troll. Must have hit a nerve when all you can come up with is attacking someone's weight lol.

John Dawson's picture

No, it's "Pent House". Proper spelling and grammar are important! ;-)

Crystal Johnson's picture

I see what you did there! Too bad he's too fucking dumb to realize it, and up-voted your comment LOL!

John Dawson's picture

Do you also find his comment about the ice cube shot more than a little ironic coming from a guy who supposedly worked for "Pent House"? You cant make this stuff up.

John Dawson's picture

To what spelling and grammar do you refer?

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