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Philip Turner

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Former museum curator, commercial advertising and fashion photographer who worked out of a studio in San Francisco in the 80's. My undergraduate degree is from RIT (Rochester, NY) in... more
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Philip Turner



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about Philip Turner


Former museum curator, commercial advertising and fashion photographer who worked out of a studio in San Francisco in the 80's. My undergraduate degree is from RIT (Rochester, NY) in Photo Illustration with a minor in Photo Science. As a commercial photographer, I was represented in San Francisco, LA, NY, and Tokyo (advertising and stock photography). I am constantly learning new (for me) techniques and visual modalities from others as digital nudes are fairly new for me. See Volume 17 of Nudeartzine on Amazon for a compilation of my nude artwork in print (link added).


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  • You are my kind of photog! Saw you started following me. Thanks!

    • Thanks so much for your kind comments. You bet! Let me know if you decide to come out of retirement too!

  • Love your port. Your images are captivating.

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Love your lyrical and fantasy imagery a bunch too. And I always enjoy the female look at the female form. It's a perspective that I will likely never fully comprehend. Lily in Black Water and Mary Magdalene are stunning and engaging images. Happy to follow your vision here too.

  • Sir your works are to learn from you...

  • Some of the most marvelous photos one can expect of the human form, often in combination with awesome nature. Love it. Keep up the beautiful work!

    • I visited your web site and was enthralled with many of the painted form videos. Basalt Woman was striking and I especially loved the muted color in the second half of Dolmen women. Really enjoyed Red & Blue too. You seem to have found a number of great natural features in the outdoors as well. Love to see more of your work here too. Maybe you can encourage the publisher to incorporate video or allow linking to Vimeo?

    • Thanks a lot, Philip - I appreciate your comments and replies very much. I am going to upload here more works. I don't know if this site allows linking to my videos, but they are easy to fond in my site.

  • Love your work.

    • I am a member of the Mutual Admiration Society as well. Love your images thematically and love the models you have chosen too.

  • Thanks Philip, I do tend to gravitate to darker and moodier images especially when working with the figure.
    Love your B&W work, especially those in and around beach cliffs?

    • Thanks John for your kind comments. Interesting I have ended up at the beach for so many shoots. The terrain is always changing, the light is usually beautiful from fog or overcast and it's one of the few places where nude shoots are permissible (some parks). And it's never on fire. There are so many places I cannot even get to from fires after two years, as there are still smoldering embers in redwoods that can break out into small fires. Those areas are still closed too. So beach cliffs may become the new default for me.

  • Hya - and thank you so much for connecting and support.
    Must say - love your work and sensuality in your work.

    • Thank-you for your kind comments. Love the work on your profile page and will take some time to dig deeper. Enjoy "The Survivalist" its not just another figure in the dunes image and very sensual at that.

  • She is exceptional and when you said she was new, I figured I had to show some extra love!!!


    • She (Jewels) is new here but long time model from Model Mayhem. But worth the effort to shoot with her. She's a Goddess.

  • Amazing work as always!! Hope we get to shoot together at some point!

    • Thanks so much for the follow too. I have been appreciating your work on IG for a long time. We'll try to make something happen together this year potentially too. I'll ping you directly about that.

  • Thank you for placing my photo in your fascinating gallery. Best regards !

  • Awesome work Philip. I hope to achieve a similar portfolio one day.

    • Really kind of you to say that. I'm pretty much an old guy who started in commercial arena and found I enjoyed the fine art figure genre and all of the related avenues. I just try to shoot a lot. I am new to this genre too, and have found my work is evolving from even the time I started to post on the site. That's my best recommendation. Shoot a lot and even copy someone you find of interest in the beginning (you will find your attempts to copy are still unique and different though). But it helps one to define the vision you want to ultimately put forward.

    • Thank you for the encouragement and sound advise.

  • Gorgeous work!

    • Thanks Wendy, just starting to look at your work. Lovely as well. Glad to see you here on the site.

  • Beautiful work, Philip!

    • Thanks so much Gary for taking the time to leave a comment on my portfolio. It's interesting that I keep finding myself drawn to the work of Canadian photographers (like the geography should have anything to do with it). But I swear there must be something in the air or water! There's something indescribable that makes me respond to your work as it is; elegant and refined in it's purest form; simplicity, without artifice or trappings. The influence of living in the United States and living in Canada must be having an effect on both photographers and models in each environment. It might be an interesting avenue to pursue further. But again, thanks so much for the kind comments and I am glad you started sharing your work with all of us.

    • And thank you Philip for your kind words. I do have a love affair with the Canadian landscape, I try to show that throughout all of my work. Its always great when I find willing models that share my vision. I'm glad to share my work with all.

  • Philip -

    I'm glad you like my most recent photo of Keira.


  • Thank you! I love your work too!

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