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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"


Happy 4th of July American followers!  We'll see you Monday with a brand new series; enjoy your weekend!
-- Richard
The Dark Forest - Entire series now available! by UniqueNudes
The Dark Forest - Entire series now available!
Model: Shelayne Nicole
Number of images: 24 + preview image
Size/type: High-resolution JPEGs, 2000 tall or 2000 wide
Price: 600 points
© 2015 Nakayama Studios LLC
This is the end by UniqueNudes
This is the end
No, really.  It's the last post I'm putting up from The Dark Forest.  Fear not, Shelayne fans!  Not only is the download coming today, but you also get a brand new, full-color series of her starting Monday where she is all smiles, and it's awesome.

Model: Shelayne Nicole
© 2015 NPS LLC
Broken by UniqueNudes
Shelayne is a very expressive model, and I'm glad we got to do a few shoots while she was in town so I can show off her many sides.

Model: ShelayneNicole
© 2015 Nakayama Studios LLC

Do you have a Tumblr?

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 10, 2015, 11:33 PM

I’ve had 223 new followers in the past month on Tumblr (2,319 total if you’re curious) and I’m really having fun over there.  If you have a Tumblr and want to follow me,  here’s what to expect:

–  A Monday through Friday #ArchivePicOfTheDay, which is one of my own pieces of art that is at *least* a year old, up to about 15 years ago.

– Sneak previews of upcoming photoshoots, in the form of eZine covers.

– Prints for sale, as they come up for sale, of my fine art nudes

– Entire series of images available for digital download, around .25¢ an image.

– Casting calls for models (both male and female) for my home studios as well as my US & World travel announcements.

– Rarely, I will reblog something I find REALLY funny.  I tend to stay away from politics and controversial stuff, so my blog is pretty safe unless you are at work/school.

Thanks for following!  My name is Richard Rasner, and I have been going by the moniker “Unique Nudes” for over 18 years now.  I’m glad you enjoy my work, and feel free to drop me a note or question whenever you want.  My ask box is always open.

www.actuallyuniquenudes.tumblr… or

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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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stormgrim Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
In a world of media inspired appearances, it is refreshing to see such natural, full figured beauty.  Well done. 
Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Omg I think I know you from DoD on facebook I remember that profile picture!  Such an honor or enjoy your work!
UniqueNudes Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
DoD? It's possible.
Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Draw or die, Ricky runs it, either that or I follow your I feel silly! Don't mind me i'll be over here invisiable!
UniqueNudes Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
I'm not familiar with it, but hey, always happy to meet fans. :)  You can find me on Facebook at
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