Sunday, August 29, 2010


Which is your favorite cover?  Vote on the right....view them all at

Carrie Leigh’s NUDE is an international art quarterly founded in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2007 by Carrie Leigh Publishing Group. The publication has no advertising and is funded by subscriptions and bookstore sales. The magazine has grown into an internationally recognized brand with fine art photographer Carrie Leigh now one of the world’s top female publishers. Leigh was the First Lady of the Playboy mansion in the 1980s.

NUDE is printed on a sheet-fed, plate printing press on heavy matte satin paper.

In August 2008 NUDE was one of the fastest growing publications in a suffering magazine industry. In November 2008, NUDE launched its first annual contest. Winners are announced in the Summer issue.

The magazine has published numerous fashion and fine art photographers, painters, and other artists, including Kim Weston, Leonard Nimoy, Mel Ramos, Franchesco, Stan Malinowski, Ralph Gibson, Henry Asencio, Craig Srebnik, Joel Adams, and others. NUDE has published interviews with popular culture icons such as Theodore Mann, Robert Wuhl, Ruby Dee, Sharon Waxman, and Jim Ladd.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Found in Our Distributor's Warehouse

Our distributor recently found boxes of all the past issues of Carrie Leigh's NUDE in a warehouse, and copies of all 11 issues are now being sold at  The first issue sold out and used copies now sell on e-bay for as much as $197. Such overpricing of her art quarterly was not what Carrie intended. 

You will also find previous issues of Carrie Leigh's NUDE magazine in the website store.  The new Spring 2010 issue is now available at

Monday, August 16, 2010

In Memory: Herman Leonard

Duke Ellington photographed by Herman Leonard

I would like the art community to stop for a minute today to reflect on the passing of one of our great photographers, Heman Leonard.  He died Saturday, Aug. 14, at the age of 87.  For those of you who do not know who he was and what he did, you can read his obituary here.  He photographed iconic images of jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Frank Sinatra.  Google his name, look at his art, and you will see why he was one of our greats.

Six months ago we began an interview with him that was never completed.  As an artist and a publisher, I felt that he should share his life with us at NUDE but that was not to be.

Today we remember him.

Carrie Leigh

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Carrie Leigh: Work from NUDEs Past

These images from past issues of Carrie Leigh's NUDE are among many of her works that hang in collectors' galleries.

Photography by Carrie Leigh