The nude in motion . . .

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There is something captivating about the nude form in motion.  This image of Ariel came after we'd been shooting a series of dance images in costume.  Ariel is both a talented dancer and a fine figure model so we moved to shooting nude with a bit of fabric to accentuate the flow of motion.  I love the energy and the whimsy of Ariel's "pose" as it were since a pose connotes a static state and she was far from static.  While there is certainly a time for the pensive nude, I find myself drawn more and more to the vitality of the nude form in motion.  We live in motion and in time and I hope this image captures a bit of the joy that comes from doing so.