Humanity has admired the body human for centuries. The Romans and Greeks expressed their love of the body human in art and sculptures. The ancient Egyptians crafted anatomically correct statues of their gods and goddesses including pictures of the body human in hieroglyphics.

The old masters of the 16th and 17th centuries painted the body human of their time. Today, their artwork are timeless classics of the period such as “The Landing of Marie de Medici at Marseille” by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Diego Velaquez’s (1599-1660) “The Toilet of Venus” or Titian’s (1488-1576) “Venus and Adonis”. We also see the body human in sculptures by the old masters in artwork by Michelangelo’s “David” and “Pieta” or his greatest achievement in the Painting of the Sistine Chapel.

In the world of digital photography, photographers use a different type of canvas to capture the body human. Whether in a studio or on location, the photographer’s skill paints the digital sensor of the camera of the image he sees through the viewfinder.

In this month’s issue, FSM creatives showcase their skillful artistry of capturing the body human in various genres and settings using light, shadows, color, and the environment.

We hope you take the time to turn each page with care to let the photograph bring you into the scene so you experience the photographer’s creativity thru the lens.

The editorial staff wish to thank the following creatives for their artistic contributions in this month's issue: Anthony P. Roberson, David Roman, EY Huffman, Greg shaw, James Gamble Jr., Kevin Goodie, Mel Lindstrom, Missy Burton, Thomas Carter, Veronica Owens.

Alicia Langlais
Alicia Langlais
Alicia Langlais
Alicia Langlais
Model/Dancer: Alicia Langlais
Photography By: Mel Lindstrom


FSM Photos of the Month

Low Key Nude Imagery
Missy Burton

"Never Say Never" - I AM WOMAN series
Canon 60D • Canon EFS 18-135mm • 1/125 sec at f/8.0, ISO 100
Lighting: Model is lit from both sides to obtain dramatic effect • Slow, fluid posing is the key to getting the lights to “paint” the model.
Model: Cortini Wright

Creative Portraiture
Anthony P. Roberson

Nikon D750 • Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens @ f/2.0
Exposure: 1/125 sec, ISO 100
Lighting: Fovitec 55” softbox, Godox AD200

Macro Photography
James Gamble Jr.

"The Butterfly"
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 • Leica 24-400mm lens @ F/5
Exposure: ISO 125 • 1/400 sec
Lighting: Natural Light

Cortni Wright
Cortni Wright
Erika Jarvis
Erika Jarvis