What is Glamour Photography?
Some people call what I do boudoir photography, some people go for the less cosmopolitan bedroom photos and some just call it tasteful sexy nude photography. I prefer to call it glamour photography.
Wikipedia defines glamour photography as:
" ... the photographing of a model with the emphasis on the subject. Photographers use a combination of cosmetics, lighting and airbrushing techniques to produce the most physically appealing image of the model possible"
My photography is all about the model, as with the Wikipedia definition the emphasis is on the subject - you. It’s all around what we do to make you look good. The major thing left out of the definition above though is posing. The pose is often critical to a great photo. Every woman knows that there are angles she looks good from and angles that don’t suit her. The less you wear the more important the pose becomes. The key is to combine the pose with lighting and shadows to "accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative".
It’s about looking good, feeling good and having people say "WOW, Is that really you?"
What I do is about allure, about the tease and about desirability. I want to create images where people think they are seeing more than they are - where we plant the idea of sexiness and nudity in the viewers head without actually showing any more skin than a bikini. A woman holding her braless blouse slightly open is much more alluring than the same woman wearing a bikini top.
So whether you call it Boudoir, or nude or sexy or glamour makes no difference. It’s about making you look as good as we possibly can while staying entirely within your personal limits.
Talk to me if you want the "WOW, is that really you?" from the people you show your photos.
All images copyright - © Painting With Light Ltd, Christchurch Photographer Tim Brown