The Artful Nude

This will be a quick post for me tonight, as I need to get to bed very shortly so I can get up in time very early tomorrow. I’m flying out to Denver, Colorado, and then driving up to Fort Collins to attend The Artful Nude. That’s the name of both the exhibit that includes two of my photographs that’s currently there and the name of the workshop with Kim Weston that I’ll be at.

Both of these things are sponsored by the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins. The first reason for my deciding to go for the weekend was to see my two prints on the wall – it’s been a while since I’ve had prints on the wall in a gallery – and to attend the reception for the show.

I figured that while I was out there, I should try to make some more artful nude photographs, but being unfamiliar with the area and the local models and not having much time to researching both, I decided to just sign up for the workshop.

This way I also have the chance to get some of the cost reimbursed, as the union to which I belong does that for people who attend classes and workshops, even if they’re not work related (and this workshop definitely is not!). I’ve never been turned down asking for reimbursement for any workshop before, but I’ve never tried to do so for one with the word ‘nude’ in the title, and lord knows what some people may think. As my friend Steve Anchell has said, when people in Europe hear the word ‘nude,’ they think of Rodin and Renoir; here in America, they think of Penthouse and Hustler.

Anyway, the reception will be on Friday, August 1 (tomorrow night at this time of writing) from 6 to 9 pm at the Center for Fine Art Photography (in the Poudre River Arts Center), 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524. Any readers in the Fort Collins area are welcome to come down to say hello and talk about photography (or whatever). The exhibition continues through August 9. The displayed photos can be seen online at by clicking here.

Oh yes, I’ve been scanning photos lately, so at the top you’ll see one of my recently scanned images – Charlye Rayne and Nemesis on a farm in Ohio way back in 2005.

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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