I decided to look for some quotes about nudity in art to open this post with. But most of what I found was just a load of pretentious bullshit. This, my friends, is an elegant pose illuminated by one flash from above. It’s that simple. What happens after an image like this is captured? Another image, then another, and so on. Then it’s posted for the world to see. Then all the opinions and baggage and psychological projections viewers might come to this image with can be experienced, if not shared uninvited. Your reaction, if any, to this image tells more about you than it does about the subject or the photographer.
DLSR. 50mm. Flash modified with shoot-through umbrella.
From my Lighting & Posing Series: Nudes & Bodyscapes.