About the Book
Since 2011 photographer Glyn Davies has spent much of his personal time photographically exploring the relationship between nude human figures and the ‘notional’ natural landscape.
The nude in landscape is nothing new as a genre, but Glyn wanted to create images with a subtly different emphasis. Nudes in landscape are often about the beauty or pose of extremely beautiful professional models, and without the model there is sometimes nothing left. As a landscape photographer Glyn wanted the landscape to be as important as the nude itself, and the figure had to have a relevant connection to that landscape.
The subjects were not professional models but volunteers who had shown an interest in the concept. As the project developed it clearly confirmed that there is an important sensuous, sometimes sensual connection between a naked person and their environment, an empowering connection generally prevented by or concealed when wearing clothes.
Almost without exception the volunteers found the experience to be life affirming and liberating. For many this was the first time that they had felt completely at one with the earth.
“Although the nude is vital to the project and integral within the images, the images are not just ‘nudes’ but landscapes and stories. In a way they are just simple, beautiful, dreamlike visual questions”
Glyn Davies 2014
Glyn Davies B.A.(Hons) is a multi-award-winning landscape & nudes photographer from Cornwall but now living in North Wales. He has been immersed in full-time professional photography since completing his Honours Degree in photography in 1987. Numerous national clients have commissioned his landscapes and portraits and his photographic prints sell to clients worldwide. Many of his images are in permanent public and private collections. He established his own gallery in 2002 on the Isle of Anglesey where he also has a fully equipped studio for personal and commercial portraits. Glyn has been featured on many radio & television programs for the BBC, ITV and S4C. In 2011 the Prime Minister purchased two of Glyn's books as a gift for Prince William & Catherine Middleton for their Royal wedding. Glyn lives with his partner Jani, a Senior Staff Nurse in ITU but who also happens to be Glyn's favourite muse!