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Photographs of Nudes 1978 - 2008
John Bernhard is a photographer with a unique vision to the nude figure; he endeavors to go beyond mere beauty and eroticism. To Bernhard the human body is an unexplored terrain. He approaches it with the eye of an adventurer, discovering new possibilities at every curve and turn, infusing the figure with new meaning. Through the play of light and shadow, as well as the superimposition of various incongruous images over his nude subjects, Bernhard adds an ethereal aesthetic element to his pictures that suggest spiritual transcendence and remind us with great poetic force that the flesh is transitory, and all that we desire is destined to return to the earth.
Body Work is the first complete collection of Bernhard's finest nudes featuring images from his early explorations ñ from his seldom seen early Skindream series to the transformation imagery of his best-known series Metamorphs. His latest work Bodily Change is published here for the first time.


About the Author

John Bernhard
johnbernhard Houston, Texas, USA
A native of Switzerland, John Bernhard traveled North America extensively before settling in Houston, Texas. For more three decades he has chosen the medium of photography to explore the everyday world from new perspectives, breaking away into different pathways of artistic expression. He continues to devote all his energy taking photographs and bringing them together to enhance their meaning with visual interplay. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines and he has had many collective and one person exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bernhard resides in Houston where he has designed and built his studio and an art gallery.

Publish Date  July 14, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  160 pgs Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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Comments (7)


nikalefemme says

This has been, by far, one of the most creative photo technique collaboration of artwork. This book screams originality and thinking outside of the box. I love the colors and the shapes that are create within these photos. This is really great work.

posted at 12:06am Apr 04 PST


texasprinter says

Great sense of color and contrast. The images are fantastic! Your style is very unique!

posted at 10:31am Aug 08 PST


emmalwest says

Super Johny!

posted at 12:04pm Aug 05 PST


emmalwest says

Super Johny!

posted at 12:03pm Aug 05 PST


alasputin says

great body of work !

posted at 10:39am Aug 04 PST


jnader says

I like the images!!

posted at 10:23am Aug 04 PST


PKCarney says

Nice book John.

posted at 06:29pm Jul 14 PST

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