I've never shot artistic nudes before but now I'm hooked. There is so much beauty and grace to bare skin. The movements of a body are endless and unencumbered. Its not wonder that the Romans were obsessed with it. I was always very conservative, "skin was sin." Upon my trip to Rome I laid right under the "creation of man" in the Sistine Chapel. I laid under it for an hour staring up. The painting was commissioned by Pope Julius II who wanted to celebrate the gift of our bodies that God gave us. Michelangelo's nudes were covered by leaves as it was deemed too much skin. Yet later Pope John Paul II had the leaves removed once again, to which it now stands in its original form. Bodies which all creatures are made to envy.