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We at Nude-Form had the pleasure of interviewing rasmus-art awhile ago & had forgotten we had it available until recently. So without further ado here it is below.

Question 1: Let's start by telling us something about yourself?


Since late schooldays I'm addicted to photography. Learned everything to work with real films, developing and work in the darkroom (today darkroom has another meaning ;-)) to see the results and 'print' pictures.

After working for career and family, restart with digital camera in 2000. A nude art workshop was initializing for my actual work. Today I 'need' to organize my events for relaxation two times a month. The contact to the models, the date himself and after this, the work on the results with PS is amazing.

Most of my actual models have asked to work with me again. Nowadays they are mainly from Czech or Ukraine, but other beauties are also welcome.


Q2: What attracted you to the photographic medium?

Maybe I'm to hectic for so long working to draw with PC, to paint on paper or use stones, to create art. So photography is my way to create art.

Today a camera shows the result right after the click. I try to reduce the work after the event.  Only unsharp, remove of bad skin and enhanced light and color.


Q3: What do you like to do during your free time when not taking pictures?

Free time when not taking pictures is time for work with photoshop, galleries and DA. But additional I like to travel, see the world, read good books.


Q4: Do you partake in any other creative endeavors beyond the photographic medium?

I'm born with two left hands, so my possibilities create art are limited.
I'm invited as a lecturer for actual themes from the finance sector. I write my text alone, let it check from a lawyer, but it's my work and every time it's a special one.


Q5: Work long enough in this business, you're bound to experience some comedic episodes even if its only funny in hindsight. Would you be willing to share one of yours?

I'm good with my english by the world and also in business. However, are parts of the body and then the description of poses, very rare in my use of language. But one always learns.

If she does not understand me, I show her what I expect. "Butt out" is as yet simply. But if I then representing the whole figure, she can hardly help laughing. I once conducted a figure on the floor, but did not come up. With her help I was able to get up. Embarrassing, but then funny valentine.


Q6: For the sake of this question, we'll take for granted that "respecting the model as a human being" is the unspoken first piece of advice. What other advice would you give another photographer, perhaps working w/ their first nude model?

Tell her all, about your idea and what is expected from her  -  before the event.

Make clear all (100%) about payment and contract, including travel expenses, food and drink. Nothing is more annoying than discuss during or after the work about money. All good mood is gone.

During the event, describe the next picture, if you miss the words to describe, show her the idea. It's funny to see a photographer in model pose. Important: talk to her a lot, make rests and most Important: don't touch her without permission. Send some great pictures within 10 days if that's part of the deal.

Be trustworthy and she will come back, if not, you are on the 'black list' immediately.


Q7: What do you feel are your strengths?

Hard to say. Models say, I'm trustworthy, gentle and funny, whatever this means. I try to make it comfortable and safe. Should be a good time for her.

I take my experience during the last 14 years work with models, maybe I'm relaxed working together.


Q8: We each have a defining moment in our life, sometimes we have more than one. It changes us from who we were to who we became afterwards. Please tell us yours & how it changed you.

Really significant events did not exist, but eviction. To better pictures of my girlfriend and today's wife, I bought a good SLR camera (Minolta). That was my introduction to the people and also nude photography. My first workshop brought in contact with two models (Judith and Jennifer) with which I then jump successfully ventured into independently photo dates.


Q9: If given a choice between listening to Beatles music OR Elvis, which would you choose?

Beatles, the romantic songs. Beethoven, Mozart, Händel and others are my real favorites.


Q10: Any nuggets of wisdom you'd like to share w/ models working w/ you?

Don't try to convince her to work TfP, because you are the biggest photographer of the century. Most models can't eat all the prints and all walls at home are full of pictures ;-)

You like to work with her, then pay her price.


Q11: Pretend personnel & budget were not an issue. Describe us your dream shoot or concept?

In a great 5star Hotel in London or Paris and 4 great models (I like to work with 'my' models, but pay them real money) an full team for help. Concept was, sweet loving couple in a romantic environment, evening dinner, bar/lounge and room. Matching clothes, maybe transparent. Driving in a Bentley or RR.

If I have my story, the picture developed in my head constantly during the event.
Another one was a real contrast in the dark and ugly, maybe foggy, London. Walking across the road a dominatrix and her slave/pet, a little show in one of london dungeons pub.... Humiliating for the slave, but without real pain.


Q12: What are the most common set of difficulties you've experienced as a photographer?

Very annoying is the reputation, has the most nude photography in the society. I do not have sex with my models, but what everyone believes and a casting couch does not exist.

Unfortunately, there are always "colleagues" who confuse an event with a date. But also unique offers of some models there and unwelcome. This sleazy image prevents that we may take pictures in great rooms, palaces, castles.?Annoying are the models whose makeup needs to be improved constantly and shortly thereafter necessarily should need a smoke break and then perform an important phone call, of course, whenever you have just found the right pose.

But the worst thing is, that my models are far away. A spontaneous work isn't possible. Have a wonderful day, great location, but no model...... I'm looking for a great model in my 'neighborhood', but do not find one ;-()


Q13: What is the proudest moment you've experienced as a photographer?

During my first opening of an exhibition with my images in a manor house near berlin I was quite proud. But also 'clicks', 'favorites' and more positive comments here in DA make me somewhat proud.


Q14: Tell us the story behind your user name?

That's simple, starting with my real name in a gallery, a new colleague tells me "you have nice pictures in Internet....." - this was in the beginning of machines like google etc. I changed my lastname with "art", and 'Rasmus-art' was born.


Q15: Aside from a person's look meeting a particular project, what else goes into your decision making whether to work w/ a particular model or not?

My model must fit my wishes: most important face and living eyes. Emotional glance is a "must have". And the body must fit together, also if some artificial work was done to her, it depends on the overall impression. Age is less important as long as it fits physically. A 38 year old with sex appeal I find appealing than a 18 year old beautiful girl only.


Q16: If you were omnipotent, what you would change about either photography, modeling, or the industry itself?

Stop the bigot discussion about megapixels, full format and natural against flash light - and also the use of a C, N, P or S Camera. Photography is not a religion, it's technic.

Canon, Nikon, Sony and other: slow down in development of 'new' cameras with more and more features year per year. Newspapers for photography: all test results are between 90 and 97 points, develop new test calculations. A 93 point pocket camera isn't in the same  category with an also 93 point DSLR.


Q17: Who are some visual artists you admire, whether they be here on  or elsewhere? The answer need not be limited to the photographic medium either.

Photographers whose images I like to look and that inspire me: in the DA: Photo Port, John P, Photokiselev, then outside: Udo Spreitzenbarth, Tony Ward, Peter Hegre and others.


Q18: Favorite cartoon character?

Donald Duck


Q19: Who would win in a 3-way fight: pirates, ninjas, or robots? Most importantly, HOW do they win?

Easy, the pirates. The robots can't work in the water and moving ships and the Ninjas hate the swaying ships and can't throw their ninja stars in to the target. And pirates has no rules.


Q20: Favorite movie?

Thomas Crown, but the version with Steve McQueen. And a lot more others. Sometimes it depends on my mood.


Q21: What's your favorite book & tell us about it?

Reading is a wonderful way to relax. In addition to non-fiction books - FATCA / CRS - I re-read the trilogy by Stig Larson. The handling takes place in Stockholm, one of the most beautiful cities, and it is a very special thriller. 1st was investigating to a mass murder of eastern girls.

2nd and 3rd are the story of girl who knows to much, beginning in her 12th year and parts of the government like to keep her secure, but she and her journalist friend work together and..... No, you should read the book or see the Swedish movie. The first part was also an us remake with D.Craig.


Q22: Anything else that you'd like to add or ask us here at theNude-Form group?

Well, here in DA are many great models, if they want to work with me, I am looking forward to your message. Photographers who want to work with me even if.
You can find me in addition to DA here:
Blog: blende56.wordpress.com
Tumblr: blende56.tumblr.com
Twitter: @rasmusart
MM: 'Rasmus-Art' modelmayhem.com
model-kartei: 'Rasmus' www.model-kartei.de:


We again at the Nude-Form group want to thank you for your time. It was much appreciated.

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