No Surprise: David Lynch’s Book of Nudes Is Strange, Alluring

These are not your grandfather's pin-up girls

December 8, 2017 9:00 am

Filmmaker, meditation guru, painter, coffee roaster.

Just a few of polymath David Lynch’s many vocations.

Turns out he’s also a rather adept and unusual erotic photographer.

David Lynch Nudes (5 images)

New from the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, David Lynch, Nudes features more than 100 photos (black-and-white and color) of feminine nudes. Sensual? Sure. But also rather abstract and certainly inspired by film noir — lots of shadows, canted close-ups and cigarette smoke here.

Why nudes? Here, Lynch is far less mysterious. In a press release, the director notes, “I like to photograph naked women … It is amazing and magic to see how different [they] are.”

Well, yeah.

David Lynch, Nudes is out now, though the publisher says, “due to a large number of orders, some shipments may be delayed.”

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