Intimate Portraiture as Art
Why Boudoir Will Make You Appreciate Your Body in a New Light
In its appreciation of the female form, boudoir photography is inherently a thing of beauty. And, if all art is considered to be the extraction of beauty from the ordinary (or extraordinary), undoubtedly the two are related? We find out ….
Here’s a provocative question … what is art?
The argument could always be made that art is what you make of it. Whatever your eye perceives, can be turned into art inside your mind. What’s an empty beach to one, might be an idyllic portrait to another.
So you can see why everything’s up in the air when it comes to art
But there is one thing we can be sure of – art creates something from nothing. Interestingly, this goes hand in hand with photography, which creates something from that which is already there. Many artists have realized this fact long ago, painting dazzling self-portraits that either depict their soul or themselves just how they are. Think along the lines of Vincent Vang Gogh’s many self-portraits, journaling his changing face to various backdrops.
By that understanding, you are the art that’s waiting to be seen. And, thanks to modern technology (read: cameras), you no longer have to buy the paints!
Enter boudoir photography
Boudoir photography is a beacon of visual intimacy and sensuality, illuminating both a woman’s inner and outer beauty. Using several enchanting backdrops, luxury props, and the click of a camera, boudoir photos make your body into art. What’s more, the carefully chosen poses are reminiscent of feminine sculptures throughout history. No part of the body is to be hidden; instead, it’s carved out pixel by pixel, creating a stunning final result with timeless art written all over it.
After all, a painter uses paint to create an image, while a photographer uses light. There’s no big difference. Both creators have the same idea in mind “to capture and create something of beauty.”
The art of capturing beauty
Seeing the body depicted as art reminds us that there’s beauty even within ‘flaws.’ Despite living in our bodies day to day, they’re still spectacular and something to be revered. Not only have women reported feeling like a masterpiece during boudoir sessions, but the feeling is also said to persist afterward. Perhaps that’s why the popularity of boudoir is skyrocketing – it works. With each photo, you fall in love with a new part of your body, as you see it through the lens of a professional boudoir photographer. The best part? Once the photos are taken, you’ll always have a reminder of your greatness. So for those days when you’re not feeling like the masterpiece you truly are, you can reach for the gorgeous self-portraits and set your doubts straight!
In sum, intimate portraiture is a form of art that has been lining the walls of art museums for centuries. The only difference is paint and pixels. Boudoir photography, as the modern version of intimate portraiture, has the same effect as ever – to help women to see themselves for what they are – beautiful. A work of art. A masterpiece.
About Couture Boudoir
Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir is an experienced, internationally published, and highly regarded boudoir photographer who has dedicated her career to helping women feel confident and beautiful. With the help of female-only hair and makeup stylists, Critsey creates a zen environment for her boudoir sessions. She celebrates the uniqueness and intimate beauty of every client and takes truly flattering, tasteful, and gorgeous boudoir photographs.
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