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March 22, 2009

Cherie, Nude

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

She's no Carla Bruni, god knows, but when she was 22 Tony Blair's wife Cherie posed nude for the painter Euan Uglow. (Friedrich von Blowhard and I are both fans of Uglow's work, for what that's worth. See some of his paintings here.) The Independent talks to some other Brits who have posed in the buff for painters and photographers.

Bonus link: Do men and women take different photographs? My own small observation is that women are far, far more likely than men are to take photos of themselves.



posted by Michael at March 22, 2009


Of course they do, particularly young ones, today; they're more vain and narcissistic, and more to the point, they're the ones sought after, while men do the seeking, so they have to market themselves: "Look at me, and how amazing I am.", if they want to bag an Alpha, and of course, they all do...

Posted by: anon on March 22, 2009 3:11 AM

Miss Bruni is lovelier clothed. I can't bring myself to look at Greedie Boot.

Posted by: dearieme on March 22, 2009 2:55 PM

My wife thinks it's odd that I take pictures mainly of scenery and very seldom of people. Of course, she is just the opposite.

Posted by: Lester Hunt on March 22, 2009 5:00 PM

In my experience as a pro-am photographer who knows a lot of other pro-am photographers, there is a difference.

I hate myself for saying something that sounds this pretentious, but women's photographs are more likely to be about the photographer and men's photographs are more likely to be about the thing photographed.

For instance, while my female studio partner is an amazing photographer who can shoot in many styles, her personal work is about telling a story that she wants to tell or highlighting something that she has created (even if the subject is a person, they are usually in some bizarre makeup or costume or pose or something that the photographer is highlighting: the model is basically a prop to tell the story she wants to tell.)


Posted by: StM on March 23, 2009 9:56 AM

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