Photography by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II
These are some more of my "Sensual Figure" Images
"Sensual Figures #1"
A Woman's Body - One of three Perfect Shapes: Edward and I both agreed with the view of a Greek friend of ours, Jean Varda, who was fond of saying there were three perfect shapes in the world .... the hull of a boat, a violin and a woman's body. Charis Wilson, in Edward Weston Nudes.
I understand that view. I have always loved the beauty of the female body form. I appreciate the use of the nude female form as a means of artistic expression, even though I often clothe or drape a model for effect.
I was asked one day, by a friend, why I liked to do female figure work. I told him something that at the time seemed to make sense. But, some time later, while reading an article in Southwest Art, I discovered the real answer. The words of the painter Steve Hanks sum up my feeling about why I like to photograph women.
"People often ask me why I paint so many women. The answer is that these are not simply paintings of women. They are paintings of emotions. Men are taught to not show their feelings, to project a certain preconceived idea of masculinity. Women express a far more subtle range of intimacy and vulnerability and they carry more storytelling ability, more magic in them." Steve Hanks, quoted in Southwest Art, August 1997, p. 34.
I felt this, and deep down I knew it, but he put it perfectly into words. To learn more of how my see my voice and vision as a photographer, see my Vision Page.
Included here are some of my senusal figure studies. Other figure work, which depict nude figures, is contained elsewhere in this virtual gallery.
"Sensual Figures " - Gallery I
(Studio, Bartlesville, OK, 1996) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (NE225784.jpg)
"Neysa and White Veil #1"
(Studio, Bartlesville, OK, 1996) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (NE250522.jpg)
(Studio, Bartlesville, OK, 1996) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (NMAd0062.jpg)
A digital camera image at 640 x 480 pixel resoution.
(On Location, Tulsa, OK, Nov., 1994) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (SG2276/91.jpg)
(On Location, Tulsa, OK, Nov., 1994) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (KP227694.jpg)
(Studio, Bartlesville, OK, May, 1996) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (NE436180.jpg)
"Shelly With Shawl"
(Studio, Bartlesville, OK, May, 1996) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (SK073945.jpg)
(La Posada, Santa Fe, NM, Jun., 1996) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (IL073824.jpg)
(Studio, Bartlesville, OK Jul., 1997) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (NMAd0098.jpg)
(Studio, Bartlesville, OK, Sep., 1997) © 1997 Tom Cubbage (MM091004.jpg)
All images: Copyright 1997, 2000 by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II - All Rights Reserved
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