Naked UrbEx

This is just a trial video of some naked urban exploration.

The main part of what i’m trying to do is art nude photography, in this case within the urban exploration style. I started using video and realised it could help me view different settings and poses, not just in the derelict building type settings, but anywhere i’m on my own trying to create art nude self portraits. I also started to see how i could possibly use the video itself as a part of the art.

A lot of this come from me having been a life model for over 20 years, mostly as my main job, so although i now have a different full time job, the use of the figure in photography is very important to me.

This is by no means the finished product. I want to try and find music that may fit, i think in this one it’s reasonable, but maybe not perfect. I need to also think more about what to video and how to those clips together.
Sometimes i may want to show how i go about getting photos, and other times just show the exploration. For the moment it’s all about experimenting and trying find something that works well, so please bear with me and maybe help me along the way.

I do a bit of Urban Exploration from time to time. On some of those trips i also try to do some art nude photos. I wander around to try and find the right places and poses. It’s hard alone so i decided to try some video to record what i’m trying to do. It also made me realise that with video i can try poses and see what they’re like, then take still images. Time isn’t always with me as there’s always the risk of people coming along and most won’t appreciate what i’m trying to do

Back in January i took a few video clips at a site was visiting and this is the result.


Naked UrbEx from Purple T on Vimeo.


Photos taken during this trip.

First is a still from the video, this is what started to make me realise that video can help with poses.



This one fits with others i do about the way the human figure is forced to be hidden away by the warped view of many in society who can’t cope with a bit of flesh. It shows me trapped in a dark and dismal place.



And again trapped and trying to find a way out.








About PurpleT

Much of my photography is art and documentary. I try to capture a scene as i see it in my mind, whether that be black and white, colour, or somewhere in between. I try to make an interesting, and/or attractive image from what i see around me, not just what would be expected, but also subjects that would be seen boring, mundane, or ugly by many. But they all have an interest as art photography. I have also spent nearly twenty years working as a life model, then the human figure in art is very important to me, and is something i try to bring into my work at times.
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  1. Pingback: Art And Abandonment | Tim Rawlings – PurpleT Photography

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