If you’re an avid collector of art nude books you should definitely have one of Thomas Bichler’s books in your collection. He’s one of the best landscape nude photographers in Europe and I have the immense honour of being in some of his publications. We worked together for a few days in 2015 in the epic Elbsandstein mountains in Saxony and achieved some magnificent images with me poised precariously over precipices.
Here are some pages from Simbiosa 1 Alpine Nude Art: “A collection of more than 100 large-sized black and white nude art photos in combination with unspoiled alpine and subalpine landscape. A journey to amazing spots in Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany with some of the most beautiful art nude models of the world.”
You can also buy Thomas’s work as prints and posters. Check them out on his website.
Great to see an 8-page spread of Thomas Bichler’s art nudes in nature in the latest issue of Belgian Ché magazine including a double page spread (no pun intended) of me from just a few weeks ago in the marvellous Elbsandstein mountains.
(One of my favourite photos by Thomas is the one just above me of Fredau in perfect, magical pose chanelling forest energy.)
“The nomadic gatherer-hunters live in an entirely sacred world. Their spirituality reaches as far as all of their relations. They know the animals and plants that surround them and not only the ones of immediate importance. They speak with what we would call “inanimate objects,” but they can speak the same language. They know how to see beyond themselves and are not limited to the human languages that we hold so dearly. Their existence is grounded in place, they wander freely, but they are always home, welcome and fearless.” – KEVIN TUCKER, Against Civilization