Let's talk sexy.

Sensual photography is one of those things that has a bad name as it conjures images of your crown jewels – BIG, small, good or bad – immortalised in an image that one day your parents might see.

Eww.

Nobody wants that. (well most).

Below, we set out to dispel the bad myth and provide some honest insight into sensual photography, why Tony shoots it and the key difference between sensual photography and full-frontal nudity. We’ve also included some frequently asked question and answers.

Please read the following carefully because it is very important to Tony that you feel comfortable during your shoot.

WHY SENSUAL PHOTOGRAPHY?

If you’ve looked on Tony’s Instagram profile and checked out the getting hired page and followed some of the links, you will know that amongst other things, he shoots a lot of sensual photography. The reason for this is because sensual photography is some of the most downloaded of his images.

IS IT JUST SENSUAL PHOTOGRAPHY?

Absolutely not. Sensual photography is generally 1 of 3 or 4 sets per shoot. Unless you’ve been booked for a specific theme or the shoot is on location.

AM I TOLD IN ADVANCE IF I'LL BE SHOOTING SENSUAL PHOTOS?

Absolutely you can. BUT keep in mind that models thrive best when they are versatile. E.g. can model in a suit, underwear, swimwear, sportswear, office, etcetera. If you only ever want to shoot wholesome family or office-wear then you are going to be limiting your offers because most photographers (such as Tony) will opt for a model who can shoot anything and everything. That is why it isn’t always just about a nice face, hair, beard, but it is also about a defined body. A defined body tells bookers, “I can model your underwear, swimwear, sportswear, loungewear as well as everything else.

Tony will ALWAYS DISCUSS A THEME FOR A SHOOT WITH YOU IN ADVANCE (and often send mood images). At that stage, you can choose to accept or reject it.

But please remember that you cannot choose which parts of a booking to accept. E.g. if the booking is for shots of model in a suit and some sensual photos… you cannot choose suits only. Tony (and most bookers) will book a model who will do it all. It just makes commercial sense. 

CAN I CHOOSE WHICH SETS I WANT TO MODEL IN?

Absolutely. EVERY shoot theme is discussed with you in advance before it is booked. At that point, you can choose to accept or reject it. If you reject the assignment, it will simply be passed onto somebody else who is happy to shoot it. Imagine it a bit like an actor’s part in a movie.  Generally, all test shoots will include a sensual set although this is normally restricted to underwear only shots. 

SO, IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IMPLIED AND FULL-FRONTAL NUDES?

ABSOLUTELY! See below. 

IMPLIED NUDE

What is IMPLIED NUDE?

IMPLIED nude is where you are naked in the studio, but the image is framed in such a way where your penis cannot be seen. E.g., it is hidden behind an object, covered by a sheet or other item.  With implied nude YOUR PENIS IS NEVER SHOWN. But the audience know you are naked. They just cannot see even though they want to.

TONY MARTURANO does shoot this type of photography.

FULL FRONTAL NUDE

WHAT is FULL FRONTAL nudity?

FULL FRONTAL nudity is you, full or partially naked, with your penis hanging out for the camera and the photographer snapping a picture. 

Some photographers shoot this kind of imagery in studios under the guise of being artistic nude. And some of this this type of photography is legitimate. For example, where a model with a well-sculpted muscular body is happy to put it on display. However, this is normally shot artistically. E.g. in light and shadows and not in the full glare of a flash.

TONY MARTURANO does NOT shoot this type of photography. These images would be rejected by the websites he works with.

EXAMPLE IMAGES BELOW

Below are sample images of IMPLIED NUDE photography by Tony Marturano. In every photo, the model is naked but, as you can see, YOU CAN’T see anything.

The last photos are the absolute limit of nakedness that can be photographed. Butt images are acceptable. BUT not all models will shoot butt images since you need to have a GOOD-LOOKING butt for that!

That’s it.

If you can shoot this then you are on your way to being a versatile model and will most likely be hired by Tony both for sensual AND other stock photography themes. You can see more examples of these (if you haven’t already) on Tony’s commercial website.

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