Venus On Mars - Book by Thomas Holm 216 pages Hardcover
The Venus On Mars book is a beautiful 216p hardcover book with Swiss binding, which means it can open flat to increase the viewing experience on the images spanning 2 pages. 31,5x23cm, Hardcover. (the same size as The Graces, my first book)
I'm fascinated by women. Fascinated by their strength, insecurity, energy, femininity, spirituality, drive, and of course, anatomy and sensuality, and I do my very best to photograph women as I see them. Nude women, that is.
If you follow me on Instagram you know this, and if not, you will understand when you see this project. For the last couple of years, I have been traveling around the Colorado plateau deserts with 3 professional nude models for 2 weeks at a time. The goal was to make this book with a collection state of the art fine-art nude images. The deserts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico are magic and harsh but also serene places. Color and scenery are incomparable in beauty to anywhere else I have seen: Red, white, blue, and black rock. Elaborate slot canyons, dunes, and rock formations that look like monsters ever-changing with the movement of light.
I'm not a landscape photographer, though. I photograph nude women with a focus on empowerment and fragility in an often sculptural portrayal of women. In this book, I juxtapose three of the best professional Art nude models I know of, Roarie Yum, Sekaa Chavez, and Willa Prescott, in these incredible desert locations. And create something I believe elevates both the locations and the women to something more than just the sum of each. I sometimes use the environment as allegories, sometimes as an echo chamber, and occasionally as a pathway to describe evolution. The resulting images from these trips are amazing, and you will find the very best of them in this book.
But don't just take my word for it. The cover image has just won a Gold award in the Graphis 5 nude competition, and another image won the grand prize in the Nude Photoshoot awards 2018. There are several other award-winning images in the book. The public has never seen the majority of these images before, though. They were created to be seen in the most beautiful way I could think of displaying them in this book.
If you like beautiful art-nude images in nature - and in this case, some of the most stunning nature in the world, you will love this book!