…The reason for the paucity of nude pictures I can admire is that there is not much going for the naked body except shape and texture. Few people have been able to photograph these inanimate qualities successfully and achieve anything but a boring design.
I am very hopeful for the future of the photographic nude. Young photographers will approach the naked body much more honestly. The titillating crop of pin-up magazines will bore them. I feel our generation only respond to these bad nudes because of our sexual hang-ups. Young photographers are so free-thinking that sex will be irrelevant as a preoccupation, but will be incorporated in their pictures in a natural, spontaneous way.

Views on nudes by Bill Jay

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