This series by the late, great John Coplans captures everything that made the photographer a revolutionary. Having constantly pushed the boundaries of beauty within photography, the John Coplans series of uber intimate nude self portraiture questioned the concept of age.
The series can be seen here, along with photographers of other subjects in the same style. The intimacy that John Coplans achieves with the use of this style is amazing.
Though he did not only shoot himself, John Coplans manages to create photographs so personal that they might as well have all been self portraits.
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