Not many people know the name Pascal Baetens. But they will in a very short time. This photographer is fast on his way to making a huge dent in the world of nude photography.
This is his second monograph, depicting several models in wonderful poses with beautiful settings and lighting. Baetens has a little bit of everything with this series. Usually when you look at a monograph of an artists work, there is a main theme that sticks throughout the book, ie. erotica, figure studies, etc., But Baetens mixes it up, showing his talent of photographing the nude in all ways.
The figure studies in this book are incredible. Close, nicely shadowed and extremely fine grained. Then his location shots, of his models in the woods, on the road, and in corn fields take you away. He is able to shoot on location and make the focus of the photograph not just on the models, but on the landscapes around them.
This is a book that needs to be purchased by any lover of nude photography, or just photography in general. These photographs are beautiful and should be in all collections.