The aesthetic and cultural wealth and the long tradition and classical status of Opera as a high-art function is here as an inspirational metaphor for a volume of photographs published annually and which deals with the most sensitive and direct kind of portrait: nude photography: the human body as both stage and theatre play. The publisher Matthias Straub presents a rich spectrum of large and small portrayals, with both young nude photographers and classic works by living and dead masters of this field.
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