35 Stunning Examples of Artistic Nude Photography

In the minds of many of us, nudity equals pornography. In this showcase I hope to prove that doesn’t have to be the case.

Here I am bringing you a collection of stunning, strictly artistic nude photography.

I have not purposely searched for black and white images, but the best artistic shots seem to very often be black and white. Also, I have tried to gather a selection of both male and female images, however, there is a much greater availability of artistic female nude photographs and that is reflected in this showcase.

Artistic Nude Photography

Integument by bellabrooke


Strength and Grace by bellabrooke

Strength and Grace

Sound of  Darkness by WASIOLKA

Sound of Darkness

Deep by Gesell


Eden by Meluxine


The Circus by MaeDayPhotography

The Circus

Nu a la fenetre 3

Nu a la fenetre 3

Ritual by cdastudio


ot 242 by alfred-georg

ot 242

Aquaolympic Games 2 by serg-vostrikov

Aquaolympic Games 2

The Radiator by SAMIGUY101

The Radiator

Going through some changes by vishstudio

Going through some changes

Tender serenity by GDML

Tender serenity

Butt Dimples by mjranum-stock

Butt Dimples

Jail Time Part 2 by bigskystudio

Jail Time Part 2

Ballerina VI by DreamPhotographySyd

Ballerina VI

l’usine de nus – meluxine by mastertouch

l'usine de nus

Cast Level 5 Fireball – 4 by mjranum-stock

Cast Level 5 Fireball-4

uwl by prozaque


61 by MecuroBCotto


Closer by zakharova


Utopia Helena by aegipan

Utopia Helena

viki 13 by alfred-georg

viki 13

Duo by BelaBorroso


Girl by inwersjaa


Meeting Caroline Madison by BenHeine

Meeting Caroline Madison

Thin line by inwersjaa

Thin line

Ring by HereticPandora


Lea-6 by adrian272727


Art of Balance by SensualImage

Art of Balance

004 by nickxske


Forms by grimmosquito


1037 by lupulica


247 by AmeliaPhotography


Hands by Sydney-leek


Friends by BareLight



I hope you have enjoyed viewing this showcase and agree that pornography doesn’t feature here. Many of these images have been selected for the emotion displayed in the photography, many for the beautiful lines and shapes the human body can reveal, but all were selected for the artistry of the photographer.

Please leave any comments or acknowledgements for the photographs in the comments section below.

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Carol is a Photoshop enthusiast, blogger and admirer of all things art and design related.

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  1. Hugo Bertini
    April 6, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    fantastic group of pictures! thank you for sharing!


  2. barbie jamili
    June 22, 2011 at 4:43 AM

    real amazing and very artistic,,i do also model nude too,this photos is what i really like ,,i wonder i could do as amazing art like this,i love the photoraphy as well,,i wish i could be one of the stunning art nude photography,,as of now i am trying to make my own work in artistic nude,,i would love to make something defference in me,,to show what is the beauty of human body,,
    ,,come and see my work also at my fb account,,add me up there,,barbiecornelio@yahoo.com,,i am also in model mayhem and deviantart ,,contact me and i would love to have you as one of my friends at same time as art lover,,

    see yeah,,

    • sham kamble
      January 24, 2012 at 11:41 PM


  3. Jessica
    June 29, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    amazing pics! I've been a nude model before but I'd say your pics are much nicer. good work!

  4. Chandrasekhar
    August 24, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Very artistic- amazing may be good description.

    Good work hope you will get lots of recognition.

  5. Joseph
    August 30, 2011 at 6:37 AM

    It is a beautiful artwork. When we can admire and appreciate the nude painting why not in photography.Only the medium is different. I always felt that in GOD's creation human body is the most beautiful creation. These pictures had explored the beauty of creation.

  6. BiRju
    September 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    good and very nice pose

  7. Boot
    October 15, 2011 at 6:55 AM

    A splendid collection of artistic photos showing the beautiful form of the human body. Thanks for sharing.

  8. October 18, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Posted a few on a blog of mine - has a collection of artistic nude along with some more blatantly sexual themes. Beautiful work, thank you SO much.

  9. October 30, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    I'm "mjranum-stock" (and "mjranum") and I'm deeply flattered that you like my work enough to include my unedited stock in your collection of artistic nudes.

    A post-worked version of "butt dimples" is here: http://mjranum.deviantart.com/art/Butt-Dimples-181154595
    I prefer the post-worked version but your mileage may vary.

  10. Jon
    November 1, 2011 at 4:51 AM

    Nice for masturbate

  11. marf pangai
    November 7, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Great! Immensely amazing art nude!

  12. ney mclelon
    November 29, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    wow those are amaizing
    can u give me some tip on trying ot be a model
    im 16 soon they said i have to be a size 8 when im a size 10-12 they said my boobs are to big and im to short
    i need help i really want to be a model ever one tell me to give up wat should i do
    please help any one

    • November 29, 2011 at 12:14 PM

      A better place to ask would be modelmayhem.com - join up, read the FAQs and check out some of the threads in the models' forum.

      With respect to modelling and your size: for runway/fashion it's an issue because the manufacturers usually make the prototype garments all one size, and they want the models on the runway to be all about the same build. The 'standard' is changing slightly but for the big shows, you've pretty much got to be 5'10" 105# or you're going to get nothing but constant flack about your weight. Whether it's right or wrong, that's how it is. If you're doing nude modelling or artists' modelling, then there's a lot more leeway - there's a niche for everybody. I often shoot the runway model-build girls and people complain that they're thin and unattractive; in the art/figure/fetish world there's a lot more acceptance of different body types. The issue there is that there's not much of a career to be had doing it unless you're in an area where there are a lot of photographers who shoot for fun, and you'll always be being pressured to get your clothes off or to do porn.

      Those are some off the cuff points. I think there are some FAQs on modelmayhem that are good starting places. I'm Mayhem #3721 if you're on the site and feel like saying "hi"

      Good luck with your quest,

    • John
      January 24, 2012 at 12:17 AM

      I think you will find all of this most rewarding if you focus on being the best 16 year old size 10 you can possibly be. Everyone is beautiful to the people most important to them. You included.

    • sham kamble
      January 24, 2012 at 11:24 PM

      can u send ur snap of full pose body ..try to be with fitting dress

  13. December 6, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    Absolutely stunning!!

  14. December 15, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Some nice photographs there. The last one is really good.

  15. dave
    January 6, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    adorei a minha sesao

  16. John
    January 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    The last image held my attention the longest. Very thought provoking.
    The photographs of the men, when photographes alone, seemed all to be in cowering positions. Perhaps that is what you were after.
    Several of the others showed a great deal of tension. Again, perhaps that is what you were after. For my taste, smooth, soft, passionate and compassionate, natural are the most beautiful. eg: Utopia, 61, Butt Dimples and 1037. All graceful and beautiful.
    If all I said was, "amazing" you would not have learned anything from me.
    Good luck,

  17. sham kamble
    January 24, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    stunning photography.. full of nude but without nudity..keep it up

  18. Lalo
    January 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Why all this fear about pornography? There's always this divide between "should" and "should not", "erotic" and "vulgar". There's no such division in my head.

  19. Anthony
    February 16, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Reallllyyyyy.. the collection was an altimate.
    and ofcourse, there is an infinite distance between this collection and porno.
    Its totally a different thing. A view from cameraman's angle, his perspective.
    I couldn't make out a lot but i m sure there is sure it seems like there is a story, a thought behind every snap.

    Keep Sharing/forwarding


  20. amal
    February 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    stunning monochrome pics,some clicks makes me dumb stuck. great work very artistic..

  21. mohsen
    February 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    In my city we never see picture similar this!
    When pigs fly!
    So i say just good luck

  22. February 24, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Very classy photos of these beautiful women.

    You have an amazing eye for capturing the imagination of those who view your subjects.

    Thank you for sharing


  23. Gary Bustin
    February 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    There were some exceptional pieces in this set. The one that stood out the most in my humble opinion was uwl nice exotic lines ,also fireball was another. over all well grouped and heart was felt in all.I could name more but no need

  24. jude
    March 7, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    this is surely good for art

  25. Joe Random
    March 24, 2012 at 6:57 AM

    Thanks for helping me jack-off to these pictures ;)

  26. April 2, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    I love the last picture! It's very... realistic :)

  27. Jay storie
    April 12, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    Iv been studying all kinds of photography and Im wanting to major it in collage when I graduate. I'm only 18 and don't have much experience so my input will probe ally be overlooked but I have to say these photos look amazing and have barely any sexual appeal, well they have some but its not enough to give the feeling your wanting to give in the photos and I love this and this is what I want to try to acheave in all fields of what I do in photography. I was alittle iffy on the nude photography field when I learned i may have to go to it to deviate from the normal and I would love to have some tips on how you express what you want so well as you did in these.

  28. Jay storie
    April 12, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    Been up for several nights so I'm not thinking straigt so please forgive all the incorrect spelling and missuse of words in last post...

  29. raj vyas
    April 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    There is a looking nice picture is there we can't flash this pic ?
    Best photographer Awaraded catagory.

  30. Mark Herb
    April 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Very nice set of pictures!

  31. Mark Herb
    April 25, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Very nice set of photos!

  32. Mandar
    June 2, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Really good art. Pleasing for soul.

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