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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Matias Fabregues's picture

I am a clown, yes, a happy person, who does not need to draw attention criticizing other people's work. You are a simple keyboard photographer who hides behind a monitor, with many prejudices and a closed mind. Successes with your great life.

Matias Fabregues's picture

read what I put on the attitude of men who do Boudoir photography or nudes, that speaks of their inability to open their minds and be a good professional. the rest is your interpretation.

Matias Fabregues's picture

keyboard photographer
that defines you my friend.

Matias Fabregues's picture

When I see your work I will take your criticism seriously.

Matias Fabregues's picture

Same thing my friend... u r agresive person... and u r so funny..

SEAN SHEPHERD's picture

It would be nice if we all could at least act like professionals ?
Maybe it's just me, but I try to post as if I'm face to face with the person.

SEAN SHEPHERD's picture

Every community tends to have interestingly small circles, especially if you travel.
I'd rather not be somewhere and have a run-in or physical confrontation with a person because of an over the top online arguement.
There's nothing wrong with being honest, that can be brutal in itself. Tact is an artform.

Jennifer Tallerico's picture

My motives? My motives are to feature an artist. Any images I post (that are not mine) have always been sent to me by the artist leaving it at their choice. I have never made the choice for any artist I showcase. I agree with SEAN SHEPHERD in that it would be nice if the commenters to this artist could act a bit more professional - that would be great:)

Linnea Lenkus's picture

1) Your link is messed up that goes to his Instagram page
2) I don't care for his boudoir work...bad lighting and too sexed up
3) Instead of photo contests do juried exhibitions. I've seen the winners over the years at PPA, and WPPI and I was never impressed, but THEN I found myself in the judging room at PPC and realized that the judges were not what I would call creative geniuses by the looks of them.

Matias Fabregues's picture

And who r u?
my work is for me and for the clients, it does not matter what you say or what anyone says about my work, especially if they do not have a visible portofolio. art is subjective, deal with that.

Is this really "boudoir" though?
I love most of the images but they seem like a few different genres.
The jacket one looks more like fashion nude.
The bodyscapes don't show the person (thought boudoir almost always did).
Or maybe they're the view of boudoir from a fashion photographer's eyes?

Matias Fabregues's picture

Hello! I did not really know what the note was going to be like, so I sent photos that tell me of different genres, maybe it's a bit confusing. In instagram you can see my current works.
https://www.instagram.com/matias_fabregues/
https://www.instagram.com/beauty.body.art/

"view of boudoir from a fashion photographer's eyes", I like that titule

Jennifer Tallerico's picture

When I decided on the title it was coming from the contest win from a boudoir/intimate photography forum. I do agree the style is more intimate/fashion photography but in keeping with the forum it came from I decided to keep the boudoir word:) Sorry for the confusion!