As a fine art nude photographer in Los Angeles, I'm often torn between the essential differences between sensual photography versus fine art photography. I think that in many cases they can be seen in the same light, but often the difference is more stark. For example, most of my portfolio here features work that can easily be termed fine art nude photography. However, photographing nude subjects in black and white does not make it fine art.
For years I've avoided the title of "fine art photographer" when speaking of my work. Essentially I've felt that only a viewer can confer the title of "artist" on a photographer. Even though we may be a nude photographer, there's a distinct line between a hobbyist, a craftsman, and a fine art photographer. A hobbyist is a person who pursues an activity in their spare time for pleasure--the presences of any particular skill is not defined. However, a craftsman photographer delivers work of consistently high quality. The artist (nude photographers) is a different breed altogether. There are many diffrerent definitions for a fine art nude photographer specializing in black and white photography, but in essense it's a person whose creative work shows imagination.
Nude pregnancy photos are a particular specialty. When photographing a pregnant woman nude, the focus is not on the nudity but on the beauty of the female form. And as a pregnancy photographer, I'm particularly sensitive to the need for discretion while mainting artistic integrity.
Although I'm sometimes called on to photograph a form of boudoir photography that's become commonplace, I prefer boudoir photography that leaves more to the imagination and that is more artist so that the photos can be displayed openly as fine art instead of the typical boudoir photography that is relegated to a drawer somewhere. As a Los Angeles boudoir photographer, I'm happy to offer artisitc fine art nude photography to discriminating clients.