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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"


New: The entire series is now downloadable!
Model: Shamhat
Number of images: 16 + preview image
Size/type: High-resolution JPEGs, 2000 tall or 2000 wide
Price: 400 points
© 2015 Nakayama Studios LLC
Patterns of light
This is the final image and print offering from New.

Model: Shamhat
© 2015 Nakayama Studios LLC
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?  10 years, 9 months and 4 days

  2. What does your username mean?  Unique Nudes is the name of my photography studio

  3. Describe yourself in three words.  Passionate, artistic, creative

  4. Are you left or right handed?  Right-leaning ambi

  5. What was your first deviation? 

    Original deviantID by UniqueNudes My logo, on the old green dA background.

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?  Fine art nude photography

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?  Drawing!!

  8. What was your first favourite?  The Coke Ideal by SurrealMod

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?  Photography

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?  RainaMermaid

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? ISRanger

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?  Certainly, but too many to mention

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?  Canon cameras, naked models.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?  I love my studios, but I create best outdoors.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?  The first time I met spyed beta testing version 4 or 5 of deviantART.


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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The 2016 Unique Nudes Character Calendar




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fuchsianinja Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the 'stache.
REFLEX76 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Love your work
UniqueNudes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Photographer
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!
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