There’s a lot to admire about the wonderful work of American photographer Allan Teger.
Firstly, he’s self-taught and if that wasn’t impressive enough, the images you’re about to see are free from any kind of digital tampering, double exposures or retouching – everything is displayed in its most natural state, the view Teger saw down the lens, is the same view you’re seeing now.
Secondly, this isn’t just a hobby for him, he’s been dedicated to creating these beautiful photographs as part of his “Bodyscapes®” series since 1975.
“My interest in photography began when I received my first camera at the age of 13. In both high school and college I was the photography editor of the newspaper and yearbook. I then put photography on hold while I pursued a career in psychology. I began the Bodyscapes in l975 and left academics in l981 to devote my full time to art photography. Over the years I have discovered that art can be fun and serious at the same time. I have always believed that in the end an artist needs to communicate to the viewer, and involve them in the work to complete the experience. I feel that my art is complete when a viewer reacts to it. I have enjoyed creating Bodyscapes® and I enjoy sharing them with others and seeing their response.” – Allan Teger
We simple adore not only the creativity on display in his work, but the poise and finesse with which Teger has photographed his concepts is, as we’re sure you’ll agree quite remarkable. His work would put most professional photographers to shame.
All images copyright of Allan Teger as part of the bodyscapes® photographic series