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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.

Playful Nudes Show People Indulging in Their Favorite Comfort Foods (NSFW)

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For Comfort Food, Vancouver-based photographer Jackie Dives captures her nude friends as they indulge in their favorite guilty pleasure snacks. In these intimate moments, her subjects are invited to abandon all inhibitions in pursuit of self-gratification.

Raw and Unflinching Photos of Youthful Shenanigans (NSFW)

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For La théorie de l’échec, French photographer Elodie Bambi Tann documents the clandestine world of young adult nightlife, cutting through the haze of drunkenness, sex, and ennui to reveal moments of tenderness spent in darkened alleyways, kitchens, and old, abandoned structures throughout Le Havre, London, Berlin, Rouen, and Paris.

Feature Shoot’s Top 10 Most Popular Photography Posts of 2014 (NSFW)

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1. Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death © Walter Schels

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2. Heroin Chic: Portraits of Russian Sex Workers in Designer Clothing (NSFW) © Loral Amir and Gigi Ben Artzi

This year, Feature Shoot’s top ten most popular posts have run the gamut from heartbreaking to hysterical, with artworks that span topics like mortality, beauty ideals, and sexuality. If anything, this has been the year of identity, a theme that manifests itself most literally in Lauren Renner’s series of nudes labeled with common epithets and descriptors and more obliquely with Dita Pepe’s self-portraits, for which she inserted herself into strangers’ families.

Soft Nude Portraits Challenge Representations of the Black Male Body (NSFW)

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For a recent series shot for ADULT magazine, Washington, DC-based photographer John Edmonds examines the black male body as it stands nude within sunlit interiors. In a world in which African American bodies are so often seen through a lens of otherness, coded as both virile and violent, Edmonds cuts through the political valence that surrounds these bodies to reveal the humanity and gentleness of each of his young sitters, who are most often strangers he encounters during his daily routine.

Exhibition Featuring Nude, Full Frontal Male Photographers is Both Hilarious and Thought-Provoking (NSFW)

Documentation of installation at Kendall College of Art and Design

Documentation of installation at Kendall College of Art and Design

For P.O.V., Michigan-based photographer Stafford Smith forcibly subverts the male gaze by casting nude men as his subjects and arming them with cameras. In his installation at Kendall College of Art and Design, the artist creates a ring of these full-frontal portraits, each illuminated by backlighting, and invites visitors to stand at its center as the rhythmic noise of a shutter click plays in the background.

Intimate Photos Explore the Wonder of Motherhood and Early Childhood

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For Drei, Berlin-based photographer Fred Huening chronicles the raw and tender moments that punctuate early childhood by capturing his son and wife along the Berlin countryside. The book comes third within a series of what the artist explains will ultimately be nine, following Einer, a visual lamentation over a stillborn child, and Zwei, an intimate document of his abiding love for his wife, who was at the time his girlfriend.

Dynamic Nude Self Portraits Depict One Woman’s Changing Body Over Seven Years (NSFW)

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Over the duration of seven years, London based photographer Polly Penrose created a series of dynamic self portraits that examine a woman’s changing body and it’s emotional reaction to a physical space. The series, titled Body of Work, began in a purely organic way, stemming from her desire to capture eccentric nude portraits, while aware she could more accurately dictate concepts and ideas using herself as a subject rather than a model.