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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.

My Daily Deviations

This is a list of the Daily Deviations that I have been awarded. To see the list of DDs that have been awarded that I suggested, click here:… (scroll to the bottom)

I love that the effect created by the model's legs gives her the look of a beautiful mermaid. Classical curves and beauty offset by the blue dye running out of her hair. Urban Mermaid by UniqueNudes (Suggested by ladysky and Featured by scottb)</i>

Seventeen Girls by UniqueNudes was suggested by its own author, although I was going to feature it anyway, so I loved the courage! I'll now transcribe his comment: "I recently did a shoot celebrating the diversity of the female form. I had 17 models from all over the Southwestern United States; all races and all sizes. (Seriously! 96 lbs to 275 lbs.) It was a really neat shoot, and although it has gotten a lot of positive attention, I think it's exactly the kind of stuff that will bring a positive light to the AN gallery and I would love for it to get some more exposure." (Suggested by UniqueNudes and Featured by Helewidis)</i>

Brita Shive by princess-irulan UniqueNudes wrote the following: "I realize it might be considered "cheating" to suggest my own image on somebody else's gallery, but this series would not have worked without Amy's amazing expressions and style as Alex. Amazingly, this was her first ever (non self photographed) nude shoot, and she did one hell of a job. Also, I am amazed that a model as talented as this one has not yet gotten a DD for her work as a model!" (Suggested by UniqueNudes and Featured by Helewidis)</i>

An artistic nude calendar featuring shots from ghost towns all over the Southwest. If you are looking for a less traditional calendar for the holidays then be sure to check out 2009 Abandoned Calendar by UniqueNudes. (Featured by arachnid15) </i>



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"


Right at you by UniqueNudes
Right at you
Dolls creep me out.  Seriously.

Model: Varoness
© 2014 Nakayama Studios LLC
No sleep by UniqueNudes
No sleep
Still skipping around a bit so I can cram all my Halloween stuff in, so you're getting quite a bit of my models who pop in a lot around this time of year.  Here is Varoness again in the creep-tastic series Dolls.

© 2014 NPS
Bathory - full series (downloadable) by UniqueNudes
Bathory - full series (downloadable)
Model: Nicole de Leo
Number of images: 12 + preview image (13! Spooky!)
Size/type: High-resolution JPEGs, 1200 tall or 1200 wide
Price: 300 points
© 2014 Nakayama Studios LLC
Legacy by UniqueNudes
This is the final image I'm posting on dA from Bathory.

Model: Nicole de Leo
© 2014 Nakayama Studios LLC
Spellcast eyes by UniqueNudes
Spellcast eyes
From Bathory.

Model: Nicole de Leo
© 2014 Nakayama Studios LLC

Casting Call: Halloween shoots

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 23, 2014, 3:40 PM

It's that magic time of year... If you're local to Southern California, check out my latest call for models over on UniqueNudes:…

Happy Halloween dA ID ver 17.5 by UniqueNudes

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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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