Nude image of a woman photographed by Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography studio in Calgary. Mark is world renowned for his female nudes, boudoir and glamour photography.

That is a great question; surprisingly a lot of our clients’ images actually hang in living and family rooms. It depends on your lifestyle and the nature of the image.

For example, a very sensuous image with eye contact in a bed setting will seem out of place in most living rooms, but be perfect for a bedroom. A brown tinted body sculpture with the face partially or fully hidden becomes more of an art piece, and this is the kind of image that usually graces a living room.

Debbie used her wall image as a healing element. She created a power room that was filled with objects and images that soothed her, gave her energy and strength. Whenever she felt her illness was wearing her down emotionally, she would spend time in her room. Our image of her was the large centrepiece of the room that defined it.

Many of the wall images we create have been altered into fine art. Using textures, digital effects and blending, along with creative framing, transforms an image into a fine art décor piece. We added an entire landscape along with Diana the huntress weapons to an image that was 50 inches long printed on canvas as a wall draping.  We did two: one hangs in a large open-air entrance, the other at the end of a vaulted ceiling.

Often images go into rooms as inspiration. Shelly came in for her session after she had finished an effective training program. To inspire her to stay in shape we did a series of nudes in workout poses, but cropped, so her body became anonymous. She put them in her workout room. The side bonus was her husband started to join her for workouts as well.

Any large wall print gives the room character and defines the feel of it. Many of our clients come in because they want to be the art on the wall.  Of course, a nude image does not mean you can see everything or that it’s sensuous.

Celebrities are more visible about it, as Heidi Klum revealed in her conversation with Ellen DeGeneres that she had nudes with her then husband on her walls. Halle Berry has done the same.

While it’s not for everyone, when an image is that powerful and expressive, it just begs to go up on the wall.

What do you think? What kind of image would you put up of yourself?

Posted by: Mark Laurie

World-renown photoartist Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography specializes in Female Portraiture: nudes, boudoir, prenatal & fine art. His empowering images of women reveal their heart & soul.