"Schatz explore(s) the human form in all its amazing potential. As the Greeks did with their scuplture, transforming mortals into gods and goddesses, Schatz seeks out and captures the ideal form in his photographs."- Washington Post Book World
"The bodies are gloriously, nakedly nude."- Kansas City Star
"Howard Schatz, with his startling span of color and duotone imagery is not only a stagey erotician but a wit, and the charm is in how often he can make us chuckle."- San Diego Union Tribune
"A unique sensibility... one that comprehends the inner anatomy as much as the outer appearance."- Bloomsbury Review
"Magnificent. Howard Schatz' "Nude Body Nude" is a testament to the beauty of the human form. He masterfully uses his camera to capture the grace and spirit of all that is beautiful."- Amazon.com
In NudeBodyNude, Howard Schatz’s twelfth book of photographs, he has created a collection of exquisite and passionate images in this original exploration of the human body. The subjects, fashion models and dancers, appear in stunning black and white, duotone and rich color, in full body studies and in intimate close-ups, beautifully lit, sensual and sumptuous. The range of new and creative imagery is tremendous.
In his introduction to NUDE BODY NUDE, photography critic Owen Edwards writes, “Nude Body Nude encompasses a range from the aesthetic to the erotic; to page through this book is to take part in an artist’s movement through an almost hypnotic process of thematic development. What we see is nothing less than musical in its constant shift from one key to another, from one tempo and mood to something radically different. Each picture remains part of a continuum that drives you along. We leave this bravura concert of quintessential form and passionate function surprised and delighted and humming the tune.”