“I like to photograph naked women. The infinite variety of the human body is fascinating: it is amazing and magic to see how different women are.”— David Lynch
Ten years after the exhibition The Air Is on Fire, which unveiled David Lynch’s photographic and painting work, comes the new photographic volume, David Lynch, Nudes, published by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris.
Featuring more than one hundred black-and-white and color images, many of them published for the first time, of feminine nudes captured by the iconic artist, these erotically charged photographs are close to abstraction, offering kaleidoscopic visions of the woman and attesting to David Lynch’s fascination with the infinite variety of the human body while also reminiscent of his cinematographic work.
Lynch has dabbled in painting and sculpture since he was a kid, but only picked up photography after he made Eraserhead. His approach to the women in Nudes seems to be similar to how he photographs factories in the documentary Lynch (One), searching for unique ways to use darkness to transform his subjects’ shape.
David Lynch is an acclaimed American film director, musician, painter, and photographer.