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I post new images every 4 to 24 hours depending on my backlog, so as not to flood your inboxes. Optimally it's one photo per day unless I've been working a lot (and then it's only 4 or 5 over a 24 hour period; never 30 or 40.)


First off, this is a truly great image. I love the lighting (it's one of my own favorite styles) and the pose. The contrast between lig...

Lucy 'Dracula' by slickdj3

First off, nice to see you posting again! In general this Dracula commercial series does exactly what it needs to: promotes the play in...

I don't often give critical advice to anyone other than my students/protoges/etc unless I really feel that I can help the person.


The Art of Richard Rasner
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
My name is Richard Rasner and I am both a professional art photographer as well as an accomplished photojournalist, although art is my main job and source of income. My fine art work is currently shown in museums and art galleries worldwide and I also tour the U.S. quite frequently on book signing tours and photo safaris.
Before the economy woes forced its closure I also toured the music festival circuit with Mojo Republik Magazine (a division of Universal Records) as their lead staff photographer, shooting bands such as Billy Idol, NIN, Panic! At The Disco and many more. I now shoot for KCXX Radio and my own magazine (Nakayama Studios Magazine) doing the same thing.

My first nude photography book "Whispers of the Mind" was a best-seller on in 2006 and there are numerous documentary films about my work. I am quite friendly and approachable, so if you have any questions, ask! You can find me at my book signings and gallery shows of my work, as well as at my photography workshops which are taught through the Erotic Heritage Museum's "Education Outreach" program as well as at my own studio. I have curated art shows at The Apparatus, Box Office and AMP Galleries and I have also worked for Laura Henkel Fine Art as an *actual* gallery director, in the real brick and mortar art world.

I currently reside in Southern California very near Los Angeles, which is where my main studio (Nakayama Studios Riverside) is located. I also have studios in Beijing China & Anchorage Alaska, and plans to open 4 more in the next year. Note me if you would like more information.

With a name like "Unique Nudes" I am constantly looking for new models and ideas, so if you're in Southern California or Southern Nevada and you want to help me create art, please contact me at

Nakayama Studios LLC is headquartered in Southern California, with studios in Riverside CA (Unique Nudes) Anchorage AK (Cold Mountain) & Beijing China (JJR).
Personal Quote: "If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you"


Happy Thanksgiving!
I'll resume posting all new images on Monday the 30th just as soon as the holiday weekend is over. :)
Executive: Entire series available for download
Model: Nicole de Leo
Number of images: 12 + Preview Image
Size/type: High-resolution JPEGs, 2000 tall or 2000 wide
Price: 300 points
© 2015 Nakayama Studios LLC
A little big
For Nicole de Leo's most recent shoot I put her in one of my tuxedo coats.  Now, it's important to mention I'm almost 6' tall and am a bulky 200 lbs.  Nicole on the other hand is 4' 11" and weighs 92 lbs.  So it was pretty much a robe on her.  But we had a lot of fun posing her in it, for this series I'm calling Executive.

© 2015 NPS LLC

11 Years a deviant!

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 3, 2015, 10:52 PM

It's been 11 years today that I have been a deviant artist here on deviantART.  From my very early beginnings to where I am now, I am humbled and grateful for all the support from all of you here.  There have been plenty of haters, liars, and detractors (as there is with any "popular" person on any large community), but most of you guys have been AWESOME.  I love your positive comments, your insightful feedback, or just being added to your great art collections.

I have great dA memories too... several "Daily Deviation" awards; meeting angelo at the ver 5.5 beta test (and seeing him around for many years after at devMeets); helping launch the groups platform with the NakayamaStudios supergroup & art collective; seeing my prints and calendars sell; artists from all over the world supporting my charity events and getting involved in the community...  it's been super-amazing.

9,005 watchers!!  Holy crap!  And over 1.5 MILLION page views.  I dont' think I'll ever get used to that.  But in any case, I once again wanted to thank all of you for watching my page and supporting my work.

Have a great Holiday Season!
-- Richard

Official Sponsors of Unique Nudes

I'd like to take the time to recognize all the great companies that allow me (Unique Nudes) to do my thing.

Canon, USA
(Official Sponsor of Richard Rasner/Unique Nudes)
(Official Sponsor of my blacklight imagery)

Zodiac Tattoo Studio
(Official Sponsors of the "Beauty of Ink" series)

Photos, Brushes & Jams Gallery
(The official local gallery for Unique Nudes & Nakayama Studios)

Nakayama Studios, LLC
(The parent company of Unique Nudes)

Click the name of any company to be taken to their website. Please support the businesses that support the art you love!




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birthdays Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologize that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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djl1958 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Happy "dawn of a new decade" Birthday!!!!!

I hope that today and the whole year to come bring you much happiness and success and contentment and fulfillment (and much proper remuneration for your work, since it is your livelihood as well as your life) and good health.

Keep up the great work in all of your artistic endeavors - and thank you very much for sharing the fruits of your artistic talents and labors with all of us on Deviant Art!!!!!  I enjoy your pictures very much; you do an outstanding job.

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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
SkippyJr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Filmographer
Happy Birthday to you
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Happy birthday 
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