John Crawford: Aerial Nudes

John Crawford is one of New Zealand’s best known photographers. His portfolio of commissioned and uncommissioned works is diverse in subject matter and mood, yet unmistakeable in its use of light and its natural, simple style.

John says his aim is to capture images that have a high degree of interest and contrast, don’t look too technical, and are easy to look at and enjoy.

His corporate projects, undertaken with some of the country’s top design and communications firms, have included shoots for Lion Nathan, Fletcher Challenge, Fonterra, CHH, Air New Zealand, Ports of Auckland and NGC.

I found this particular project quite brilliant, John connected two completely different types of photography, aerial and nude into a unique, innovative and, quite honestly, a beautifully arranged collection of images. It made me smile but at the same time appreciate it for what it was.

So go ahead and enjoy, and do let me know what you think.

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