Ice Water

Nude, Iceland, 2014

I made my first posting in over a month last week, following my return home from a two week trip to Egypt, so to begin posting once again on a more frequent basis, here’s another one.
For this, I’m going back to my trip to Iceland in 2014.  My last posting (here) from that excursion showed Rebecca Tun modeling near and on some small icebergs, so now we move onto some photos of her modeling near some large icebergs in a well known glacial lagoon on Iceland’s south coast.

I had stopped by this place on my 2013 trip to Iceland, but the weather was very rough at the time and certainly not suitable to any art nude modeling.  Still, I had planned to go back, and envisioned a model on the shore with the icebergs serving as a backdrop in the lagoon.  As you can see, I did make such a photo.

However, I had not thought of asking any model to actually go into that freezing cold water, but when Rebecca said that she wanted to do so, I cautiously agreed.  The image of her in the water, bent over forward, has earned some accolades, including publication in France’s PHOTO magazine a few years ago.  (Rebecca, always wanting to create great images, also said that she wanted to swim out to one of those icebergs, but I said no to that for reasons of safety.)

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On the subject of PHOTO magazine, the new contest issue has finally reached the United States, and I’m glad to say that my friend Dave Levingston has had another of his images published in it.  I, on the other hand, knew for certain that none of mine would be in it – because I missed the submission deadline.
The magazine’s website said that the contest was open through November 1.  As I was working a lot of overtime at work then, I had to wait until October 31 to edit and finalize the photos for my submission, but when I tried to upload them that evening, I was unable to log in and then got a message saying that the contest had closed!  The next day I saw that the final open day for the competition had mysteriously been changed, post fact, from November 1 to October 31.
I guess the only consolation that I can take out of this is that I already have a set of photos ready to submit for next year’s contest issue.

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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