Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter 2009 Issue of NUDE

So… I am excited. Sometime in the beginning of January, my friends at NUDE are releasing their 6th art packed issue of Carrie Leigh’s NUDE Magazine.

Sell out issue after sell out issue, Carrie and her staff are still finding the best talent out there in artistic nude photography and art and putting them all together for you.

This issue brings the talented work of Gigi Stoll, A.J. Kahn, Joris Van Daele, Mark Hoppe, Christophe Vermare, Norbert Gutheir, Sylvie Blum, Carrie Leigh, and Kim Weston. With Features with Pop Artist Mel Ramos, Nude art collector and aficionado Don Sanders and an exclusive interview with Hollywood and Broadway icon, and civil rights activist, Ruby Dee.

And of course there is one of my favorite parts of Carrie’s magazine… The Cover Model. Aside from being an amazing photographer, the other thing I would definitely credit Carrie Leigh with is picking cover models. Every new model is as beautiful as the last. (There are men’s magazines out there that should chose as well as she does.)

Anastasia Esper is the new cover model for the Winter 2009 issue of NUDE, and what a way to start off 2009. I am so in love with this model, and it is obvious from what I have seen so far, Carrie’s camera loves her too. Carrie was obviously inspired working with Anastasia. So much so I have pestered Carrie for prints of some of the images… And I will continue to pester her till I get them.. ☺

You have to get this issue and see what I am talking about. Preview it here

If you manage to get past the loveliness of Anastasia and her pictures, you may find that I have a new piece in the issue too. Just one… in the middle somewhere.. Maybe you want to look for it before you go to Anastasia?.. so you will see it.

If you are a newcomer to NUDE Magazine and missed the first issues, I can’t say enough about how amazing the year one boxed collection is.. I really should have mentioned this earlier, before Christmas. It would make a great gift or addition to your own collections. The individual issues on EBay have gone for between $30 and $50. The Boxed set comes with each issues individually shrink-wrapped and set in a protective box with a certificate of authenticity signed by publisher and photographer Carrie Leigh. It is a great deal.