Landscape Figures - Nudes in Wilderness
My fifth book, following a four year project exploring nude figures in wild landscape.
Signed copies from Glyn's gallery are £149 each or direct from the printing company at
This hardback 122 page book contains 54 x A4 images plus associated full captions to the images, and an introduction and index.
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