All Images - © Barbara Scheide, 1994-2011 - All rights reserved. 

Artists' Statement


Seeing women is not the same as looking at women.
As a woman, I see women reflecting myself back to me.
I don't look objectively at women as art objects, sexual objects or still lives because I am one.
My models are individuals and my goal is to create nude portraits of them.
Photographing the nude in nature brings together two basic elements of human life, our bodies and our earth. It is in photographing compositions of the body and the earth that I find my deepest artistic satisfaction.