Inside the world of David Lynch’s book of nudes

“I like to photograph naked women. The infinite variety of the human body is fascinating: it is amazing and magic to see how different women are.”― David Lynch.

Ten years after the exhibition The Air Is on Fire, which unveiled David Lynch’s photographic and painting work, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain announced that they would publish a book featuring more than a hundred black-and-white and colour images of feminine nudes realised by David Lynch.

The erotically-charged photographs merge on the abstract and offer kaleidoscopic visions of the woman. They attest to David Lynch’s fascination with the infinite variety of the human body, while being in line with his cinematographic work.

“I like to photograph naked women… It is amazing and magic to see how different [they] are,” Lynch previously said in a quote accompanying the book’s launch. 

“The infinite variety of the human body is fascinating: it is amazing and magic to see how different women are.”

“Featuring more than one hundred black-and-white and colour images, many of them published for the first time, of feminine nudes captured by the iconic artist, these erotically charged photographs are close to abstraction, offering kaleidoscopic visions of the woman and attesting to David Lynch’s fascination with the infinite variety of the human body while also reminiscent of his cinematographic work. 125 photographs in black-and-white and colour,” the book synopsis reads.

The 240-paged book offers a glimpse into Lynch’s perspective on the female body, a master class in mystery and eroticism.

Here are some of our favourites from the book itself:

(Credit: David Lynch)
(Credit: David Lynch)
(Credit: David Lynch)
(Credit: David Lynch)
(Credit: David Lynch)
(Credit: David Lynch)

David Lynch, Nudes is out now, published by Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris.

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