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Unique Nudes - In Exile

Welcome to the temporary home of UniqueNudes.com, the site for the Fine Art Photography of Richard Rasner.  While we update to an all new se...

Monday, July 29, 2019

Preview: Street Art

Sadly, Today was my last shoot with Lynn before she heads off to her first year of college.  We do already have plans for more shoots when she is back in town for the holidays, though.  For our final shoot (for now) she wanted to try body paint so we painted some bricks on her and threw in some random graffiti from Kilroy to the 80's "S" thing we were all obsessed with.  Here is the preview image:

And today's bonus shot, a behind the scenes pic of a very bored model waiting for the paint to dry:

Of course I'll post prints and digital downloads of this shoot when it's finished.  Cheers!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Prints for sale: Syren

You can now digitally download Lynn's entire Syren series for just $7.00, or buy any of the prints listed below for anywhere from $5 to $165 depending on the size, media, etc.


To purchase a print, simply click the name below the portrait and follow the directions on the right hand side of your screen.  Signed prints and custom images/frames can also be purchased.  For more information, email info@uniquenudes.com

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Portrait of the Artist as a Model, Part II

If you haven't read the first part of this, check out my earlier entry HERE

I recently modeled nude for my friend Stephen, and he sent me over a bunch of great pics.  There are too many to post here, but below are my absolute favorites.  If you're not into male nudes, just go ahead and skip this entry.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Portrait of the Artist as a Model, Part I

I've been a nude photographer for over 22 years now, but I remember what it was like when I first started out. Even apprenticing for Michael Nakayama, it was tough to get models. Women always assumed it was a ploy to get them to sleep with me, and male models assumed I was gay.
Recently, a friend of mine who is an aspiring photographer posted he was looking for male nude models. Now this friend is gay, and he lamented the same problems I had... that most guys thought he was looking for a hook up. I myself am very straight, and having not been in front of the camera since I've lost all this weight, I decided to both help him out AND enjoy my new, fitter body.  I'm far from perfect, but like me my friend is interested in photographing all kinds of bodies, not just the perfect ones.
I invited him to my studio so he'd have some sets to shoot on, and we proceeded to do a few different shoots. The photo at the top of the page is pretty much straight out of his camera, with some light editing by me. The rest of the images below were taken on a cell phone by my girlfriend, who was present at the shoot to help me with posing, as it's been at least 6 or 7 years since I last modeled, and she does regularly.  We shot in the tea garden, the docks and the TARDIS sets, and after the sun went down he shot some long exposure stuff.  I'm pretty excited to see how they turn out, and I will be posting some of his finished images of me in a later blog when they are done.
Anyhow, hope you guys don't mind these; it was certainly a different experience working on the other side of the camera, and I'm happy with the results so far.

To see all of my favorites from this shoot, continue on to Part II here.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Digital Download: Red, White & Boobs

I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!  You can now download my most recent patriotic shibari series for just $4.00 by clicking here to go to my deviantART page.  (Download link is in the upper right corner.)

Now that we've gotten the time sensitive (Pride Month/4th of July) shoots posted, I'm going back to posting images of Lynn from her *first* day of shooting, before we catch back up to this epic day of shoots again.  In fact, the first image (and print) from the series Syren is already up on dA, and more are coming this week.  Go take a look!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Digital Download: PRIDE (2019)

I didn't end up with a singular great print image from the PRIDE shoot; the models were having too much fun and that was kind of the point to begin with: it was a celebration of the month and being who you really are. But we did get a lot of fun shots (over 30!) plus some outtakes. (A few entries back you can also find some free behind-the-scenes photos as well as a "making of" video with model interviews and more.) Anyhow, if you'd like to see all the images from the series you can grab them for just $8 bucks (around .25¢ an image) by clicking HERE.