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Male Photographer Plays the Part of Famous Female Nudes from Art History (NSFW)

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© Chuck Samuels, “After ManRay,” 1990, Courtesy of ClampArt, New York City

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© Chuck Samuels, “After Outerbridge,” 1990, Courtesy of ClampArt, New York City

For Before the Camera, Montréal-based photographer Chuck Samuels confronts the objectification of the female body by casting himself as the heroine of history’s most recognizable nude portraits. For each, he surrendered himself entirely to the gaze of others—much like the original nudes would have— handing off the responsibility of directing and snapping the photos to various friends, most of whom were women.

‘Artsy Nudes': Photography Students Recreate Famous Nudes from Art History (NSFW)

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After Henri Matisse © Noah Boskey, Erin Carr, Emma Castelbolognesi, Crystelle Colucci, Alberto Inamagua, and Allison Schaller

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After Mert and Marcus © Anthony Costa, Jessica Frankl, Mikaela Keen Lumongsod, Frankie Mule, Gabrielia Priyma, Balazs Sebok, and Valeriya Vaynerman

For photographer, VICE Photo Editor, and educator Matthew Leifheit, borrowing, duplicating, and reinterpreting the work of artists who came before is an integral element of photography. For this reason, he recently asked his students at New York City’s School of Visual Arts to reproduce in photographs the some of their favorite artworks centered around the nude human form, a figure that has been nearly ubiquitous throughout the last few millennia of art history.

Mythical Scenes Capture the Bond Between Humans and Birds (NSFW)

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For Birds of Paradise, Israeli photographer Itamar Freed casts a set of models each with a winged guardian, a featured beast that becomes his or her single companion within an enchanted wilderness.

Captivating Portraits of Bodies Encased in Honey (NSFW)

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For Preservation, Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little submerges men, women, and children in bucket loads of honey, allowing the sappy fluid to enfold and enshrine them as if in a block of amber.

Portraits of Young Lovers Photographed by Maud Chalard

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In a jaded and cold-hearted world, French photographer Maud Chalard uncovers moments of uninhibited warmth and affection, capturing couples in love and enveloped entirely within one another.

Erotic Photos by Bettina Rheims Simulate the Female Orgasm (NSFW)

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For Just Like a Woman, Paris-based photographer Bettina Rheims takes an intimate and titillating look at the female body, positioning herself directly above a set of nude models as they dramatize the moment of orgasm.

Spine-Chilling Photos of Grotesque Clowns (NSFW)

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For Clownville, Rome-based photographer Eolo Perfido constructs an underground realm ruled by jesters and fools, grotesque humorists that he admits no child would ever hope to encounter. Here, the whimsical facade of funny business is stripped away to reveal the monstrous manifestations of human fear, heartache, and prurience.

Empowering, Stylized Photos of 100 Naked Women (NSFW)

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For 100 Naked Women, London-based photographer Nadia Lee Cohen takes a bold approach to body positivity, shooting nude portraits of dozens of women of varied shapes and sizes bearing it all for her camera.

Beguiling Underwater Nudes by Hugh Arnold (NSFW)

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For Agua Nacida, internationally renowned Paris-based photographer Hugh Arnold captures the underwater dance of female nudes as they ride the tides of Figi and Gozo.

A Look at Life Inside the Legal Brothels of Nevada (NSFW)

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The line up. Madam Kitty’s Cathouse. Nevada.

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‘Time Out’. Madam Kitty’s Cathouse. Nevada.

When London-based photographer Jane Hilton first walked into Madam Kitty’s Cathouse in 1998, she left all preconceived notions about sex work at the door. She gained access to the popular Nevada brothel through its madam, a fellow Englishwoman who took an immediate liking to the photographer. On the condition that she not interfere with workflow or with the house’s clientele, Hilton was permitted to chronicle the daily goings on in the lives of its sex workers.