Tuesday March 31, 2020

The intimate image

More and more Irish women are embracing boudoir photography, having intimate portraits of themselves made for their loved ones – or just for themselves

28th May, 2011

The photographic phenomenon of the past several years has been the rise of what’s termed boudoir photography, up-close-and-personal photographs of regular people (as opposed to celebrities), commissioned by them as gifts for their loved ones.

They are particularly popular among brides-to-be and women whose partners are working or serving overseas.

In modern times, the idea was planted in female consciousness in the 1940s and 1950s with pin-up photography, a genre that reached its...

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