"Is this another book on nudity?" Well, yes... and no. Sure, it features some nipple and pubic hair here and there but Mario Testino's latest work (at least not for this series) isn't pornographic. If anything, it captures the allure of the naked body and the tension between being clothed and unclothed.
In addition to the 50 photographs featured in the Taschen-published book, Testino's Undressed series will also be exhibited at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin — the series of photographs are an homage to the iconic photographer, Helmut Newton. These include previously unpublished photos shot in the Testino studio, stills of supermodels Kate Moss and Amber Valletta, and plenty of controversial photographs, such as a young man shaving a woman’s upper pubic hair in a luxurious bathroom.