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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.)


Body shot. by ISRanger

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"


Frosty by UniqueNudes
So cold. From Winter Stream.

Model: Lyra
© 2014 Nakayama Studios LLC
Blue by UniqueNudes
More work from Winter Stream.

Model: Lyra
© 2014 Nakayama Studios LLC
Oh really by UniqueNudes
Oh really
Lyra has the best facial expressions.  (From the series Winter Stream.)

Model: Lyra
© 2014 Nakayama Studios LLC
Oh my by UniqueNudes
Oh my
One more tonight from Winter Stream.  Lots more tomorrow.

Model: Lyra
© 2014 Nakayama Studios LLC

25% off until Tuesday!!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 29, 2014, 11:25 AM

Hey everyone!  Just a quick reminder that all my prints -- yes, including the 2015 Unique Nudes Abandoned calendar -- are 25% off for Black Friday/cyber-monday.  Get your copy this weekend and save some bucks!! (Sale ends 12/2/14)
The 2015 Unique Nudes Abandoned Calendar by UniqueNudes

journal skin by sempiternia

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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Happy birthday! :D
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