Nudity shoot for lovers emerges in Changchun
By Liu Dan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2005-11-21 14:53
A nude photograph of a couple.
Some photo studios have begun to provide nude photo services for lovers and
couples in Changchun, capital of Northeast China's Jilin Province. However,
privacy concerns have posed a challenge for both the photographer and the
To avoid tangling over the privacy issue, the photo studio will sign a
secrecy contact before the shoot, arrange a "third" person on the scene, and
destroy the negatives and damaged photos after the work is done for those
clients open and brave enough to have the shoot.
To date, there is no law in China that prohibits taking nude photos, while
the amount of nudity is under the control of the photographer and the photo
takers. But as nude art is a serious body art, the posture and the baring parts
are strictly regulated when photographing nudity.
The photographer suggests the photo takers be only partially nude. For
example, the takers could use some accouterment to cover their private parts to
express the implicit beauty.
Nude photo taking has been very popular abroad for many years. In
China, where such photos are relatively new, there has been much discussion.
Some old people view it as degenerative and think it reflects unhealthy
But some young people think it is just another of the many signs
of moral decay in modern society. Others riding the fence consider it as a
personal behavior that others have no right to interfere in.
Zheng Lusheng from the Academy of Social Science of Jilin Province said: "The
purpose of taking wedding photos is to share happiness with relatives and
friends. But nude wedding photos cannot do this; after all it is an intimate
thing. It also has another hidden trouble. Once the couples divorce, the two
sides may hurt each other with the nude photos."