What is a Woman?
Photo Books

There's nothing like pictures and great photos to help us appreciate the human body. On this page, you will discover a whole new world without clothes. From important beautiful nude art photos to photo albums of nudist families, this extensive collection of nude photo books will delight you, educate you, and let you feel what it's like to be and live au naturel.


Don't miss out on the incredible low prices
for many of our classic nudist books,
in soft and hardcovers. 

"N" is for Naked

 
PE04S Softcover - "N" is for Naked
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An exact reproduction (from the original 1965 photos and text) of a book that was popular for its light humor and excellent photography.
This fun-filled, photo-rich book was intended to be part of another special collector's item to add to the nostalgia series: Nudist Magazines of the 50s & 60s. "N" is for Naked was the first in a planned series, the Vintage Nudist Classic Series, which was not completed due to the death of publisher Ed Lange. Unique on its own,  you will enjoy this beautiful book from the Golden '60s.

A World Without Clothes

 
PU06H Hardcover - A World Without Clothes
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A PHOTO ALBUM OF NATURIST FAMILIES AND THEIR JOURNEYS — BY PETER DIETRICH
THE BIG BOOK
OF FAMILY NATURISM FROM INTERNATURALLY

NOW ALSO OFFERED AS AN ONLINE DIGITAL EDITION.

KCN Video fans will enjoy this magnificent large-plate, gold-leaf photo book of the people featured in Peter Dietrich's films.In his book, Dietrich shares some of the most precious naturist family moments you will ever see, chronicling their adventures in Bulgaria, Crimea, Croatia, Fox Bay, Holland, Kiev, Koktebel, and Odessa. The photography is spectacular with captions that describe locations, activities, and identify the participants. Designed and edited by Bern Loibl of Internaturally. 120 pages, large 10 x 14 book. 

Active Nudists

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OUT OF PRINT: Richard Foley created a hardcover pictorial book about naked activities, to help promote people being Naktiv, entitled Active Nudists. For the project he needed high resolution photographs of naked people being active in different situations, and he received hundreds of interesting submissions from contributors

*. Topics included: riding and cycling, bowling, hiking and running, parades and protests, shopping and bowling, body-painting, etc., almost anything in fact other than the traditional nudist lying on the beach pretending to be an old lizard. Note that the emphasis in this book is on being active and naked in people's everyday life and recreation time. This, and works like this, is a great opportunity to show what naked people can do, and how acceptable active public nudity is in the modern world. The text of the book is in three languages: German, English and French!

Antonio Catellani - Barefoot

PA07S Softcover - Antonio Catellani - Barefoot
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The creative work of Antonio Catellani looks beyond the boundaries of Italian visual traditions.
It reveals echoes of Northern European and American photographic cultures, which since the nineteenth century have favored sweeping natural scenes as backgrounds for nudes. Catellani’s attentive, curious but never irreverent lens introduces and integrates the feminine body into a wild natural framework, from the Friuli region to the Apennines. His young, splendid models present themselves unguarded before the artist’s lens, like symbols of nature’s eternal cycles. Brought together for the first time in book form, these images reveal their response to Antonio Catellani’s narrative and emotional stimuli. His entire series of 85 images is reproduced beautifully herein. 85 duo-tone photos. 112 pages. 9½” x 6½”.

Black Magic Women by Daniel Bauer

PE26H Hardcover - Black Magic Women by Daniel Bauer
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A beautiful collection of duotone photos of women from Madagascar.
While the subtitle describes it as "an erotic journey across Madagascar" the photos more accurately depict a candid presentation of women that simply glow from the pages. The book covers a range of ages, shapes and sizes, and all exude a natural beauty and confidence that seems very genuine. There is no pursuit of a fake "perfection," just an open and honest portrayal, slightly tinged with a romantic and nostalgic feel, of ordinary women in beautiful locations, with the photographer expertly exposing the innate beauty these women possess. 96 pages, 9 x 11, hardcover.

Body Land

 
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In this collection of self-portraits Arno Rafael Minkkinen incorporates his own nude body into a range of isolated settings, emphasizing its bond to the natural world.
Whether rooted to the ground like an aspen or emerging from a smooth bank of snow, he contorts himself to merge with the contours of the landscape. The photographs are taken between 1971 and 1996 in New England, Arizona, Paris, southwestern France, and Finland. In his essay, he explores his relationship to the camera as both photographer and subject. 48 Pages, 9”x 9”. Note: There are some pictures duplicated from his 1994 book, Waterline.

Body Vision

PE23S Softcover - Body Vision
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Lithuanian Nudes  — This book of photos spans decades of artful nude photography from Lithuania, the small country on the Baltic Sea.
The spectrum ranges from the 1960s, when the Soviet regime censored and prohibited the depiction of nudes, to the early 1990s, shortly after Lithuania declared its independence. Ten Lithuanian photographers, including two women, produce in moving nude photos their vision of love, yearning, anxiety, dreams, and even satire. A wide diversity of aesthetic viewpoints about ways of photographing young, and also older bodies, make this book a visual experience for everyone who appreciates aesthetic, classical, black & white photography. The foreword by Skirmantas Valiulis and Helmut Heuse is in English. 160 pages. All photographs in black & white. 9½"x11".

Canada Naturally - The Book

 
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A Photo Essay by Richard West:
Visit Canada's nudists and their parks in this beautiful 120-page, full-color photo extravaganza - the extraordinary photography of Richard West. Canada Naturally, from Events Unlimited, contains over 200 magnificent full-color photos and ample information on eastern Canada's most popular nudist parks and resorts. The beautiful 120-page photo essay by Richard West is in full color from cover to cover, from the publishers of Naturally magazine. Canada's beautiful nudist resorts await you!

Canada Naturally, Book Two

 
PU05S Softcover - Canada Naturally, Book Two
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Another photo extravaganza by Richard West is a delightful continuation of Canada Naturally, the Book, from Events Unlimited.
Magnificent full-color photos and an informative essay about Richard West's work and Canadian naturism in English and French. Produced in full color from cover to cover, from the publishers of Travel Naturally magazine. 116 pages. 8 1/4" x 10 3/4".

Charlie’s Angels - Naturally

PP1214S Softcover - Charlie’s Angels - Naturally
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by Charlie Simonds
Charlie Simonds is an internationally acclaimed photographer and film producer of the naturist lifestyle. His writing and photographs have appeared in naturist magazines around the world, including Naturally magazine and, most notably, to date, his images have graced 95 covers of H&E Naturist.
A committed naturist for over 35 years, Charlie has visited over 30 different naturist resorts around the world in ten different countries to create the Parafotos videos you see in this catalog. He has produced a unique brand of documentary-style naturist films that has garnered him both praise and controversy. The controversy stems from opinions that hjis beautiful models do not represent pure naturism. On the other hand, if you can appreciate beautiful women in a naturist setting, you’ll find Charlie’s Angels - Naturally amply rewarding. How does one man find so many beautiful women willing to accompany him on his many naturist jaunts? This book will give you not only a glimpse into Charlie’s charismatic personality, but also those of his angels, as he tells about each participant, how they came to be in his videos (and this book of photos), and even some technical notes about the camera equipment he uses. Mark Nisbet, former editor of H&E Naturist, and Alison Brown who can be seen in several of the earlier Parafotos productions, introduce the book with glowing commentary and recollections. 196 pages, full color.

Contemporary Nude Portraits

PE24H Hardcover - Contemporary Nude Portraits
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This impressive new photo book from Germany — candid nudes by Ralf Mohr, the author of Family Nudes — contains explicit nude portraits of beautiful young men and women from all walks of life and disciplines.
In this sequence of contemporary classical black-and-white portratits, Mohr presents his most rigorous and most uncompromising opus thus far. Fifty-five women and men between the ages of 19 and 42 have granted him uniquely personal insights into their private lives. They also allowed him to capture a bit of their souls with his camera in a project that took nearly eight years to complete and resulted in a series of extremely expressive portraits. 120 pages, 11" x 11". Hardcover.

Couples

PT10H Hardcover - Couples
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Already renowned for his sensual and forthright images of men and women, Stefan May has combined his passion for both sexes into one gorgeous volume.
With an exquisite eye for the contours of the human body, May photographs his lovers in rich black and white, transforming their embraces into miracles of line and light. This collection features men and women in a wide array of settings and situations, spanning every human emotion and, in characteristic Stefan May fashion, turning the viewer into an unabashed voyeur. A perfect gift for lovers of art-and lovers in general-this intimate volume presents some of the best work ever created by this master of photography. 128 pages 126 Duotone photographs. 10.5” x 14.75”.

Edward Weston Nudes

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In his search for the ideal, Weston concentrated on the fundamental physical aspects of his subjects, empowering his prints with an intrinsic grace and elegance.
Of all the unnoticed works of art in nature revealed by Weston's camera, it was the human form that most persistently challenged this great photographer throughout his working life. His nude photographs of lovers, friends, and of his son Neil combine the essentials of this book and the discovery of eternal forms.

Familiar Men

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A Book of Nudes, by Laurie Toby Edison
The photographer of Women En Large tackles the male nude from a woman's perspective with a candid eye on the essence of maleness. These are pictures created by a feminist artist who takes care to avoid the stereotypical macho male, and brings you the essence of man as a human being. 80 pages. Softcover

Gary Schneider: Nudes

 
PA70H Hardcover - Gary Schneider: Nudes
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In this previously unpublished body of work, Gary Schneider presents a haunting series of nudes that emerge and seem to float above a receding black background.
Each image is "painted" with light and through long exposures, as Schneider explores the surfaces of the skin with a small handheld light. This technique embeds the artist's sensibility, and his obsessions are reflected by how he exposes certain areas more than others. The skin-tones are lush and luminous as they emerge from the darkness. Yet, these portraits also disturb as a result of the exaggerations and irregularities — the blurred traces of unconscious gestures combine with a stiffness that implies the innate physicality and mortality within each body. 80 pages with 40 four-color images. 9.25” x 18”.

Helmut Newton’s Big Nudes

PR02H Hardcover - Helmut Newton’s Big Nudes
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Produced between 1979 and 1981, these powerful women are presented in all their naked truth without fig leaves or fashion frills.
Elaborate layouts full of luxury and decadence give way to an unambiguously formulated and monumental statement “They are coming!” 88 pages with 52 duotone plates.

Jock Sturges TWENTY-FIVE YEARS

PA15S Softcover - Jock Sturges TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
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The controversial photographer's latest release is a large-format book of 25 choice B&W photo plates that have distinguished his work.
Sturges writes a little about each of his subjects (mostly young girls), describing who they are, and how the picture came about. 9 3/4" x 11 3/4".

Jock Sturges: Notes

PA16H Hardcover - Jock Sturges: Notes
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gives fans of his unforgettable images a glimpse behind the scenes of his working process, opening up his studio and notes to the viewer for the very first time.
A selection of preparatory studies, shot as Polaroids, accompanies the finished works included here—offering visual testimony to the complex process and inspiration that underlies each of the gorgeous images his audience has come to love and admire.

Love for Life

 
PT01S Softcover - Love for Life
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One of Richard West's best productions, this book is a step up in fine quality naturist publishing, and does justice to the wonderful images you've come to expect from Richard West. The pictures were created in the United States and Canada. The text portion of the book is published in English, Spanish, German, and French. 110 pages, 9" x 11".

Mona Kuhn Photographs

PA50H Hardcover - Mona Kuhn Photographs
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The people in Mona Kuhn’s photographs are nude but not naked.
Completely relaxed before the camera, they give the impression that nothing could clothe them better than their own skin. With a unique style, Kuhn’s intimate photographs of both young and old are sensual compositions of skin and wrinkles, light and shadow, gestures and gazes. She creates tautly composed images and balance, sharply rendered portraits against blurred backgrounds to lure the eye and provoke the imagination. Clothbound, 10.00x11.25; 108 pgs., 20 color.