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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 nude artwork in print (link added).


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  • 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!

  • Thank you!

  • Thank you for following my work! I'm really greatful to you for that. Your gallery is extremely impressive, many of great pieces hanging on your walls!

    • I thank-you and have to say I am really enjoying your collaborations with io lily too. I love the conveyance of a more editorial idea or story which runs deeper than the initial images suggest. Can't wait to see more!

  • Thank you very much for your words of encouragement

    • We all benefit by having your work here to appreciate. It is very inspired. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • A great body of work. Love the moody shadows and deep contrasts that you create in your portraits. Not your average art nudes, something that is very refreshing.

    • Thanks so much for your kind and generous comments. I also appreciate the additions to your favorites and noticed you have chosen some others which we share in our favorites galleries too. Thanks for taking the time to add your comments and have a look at my work. I will be taking some time in the near future to look at your portfolio in-depth and had already followed you. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Thank you very much, your time to view my images is greatly appreciated. I am very glad I came upon this website. It really has opened my mind to the wide variety of artists that exist in this world who's work I, otherwise, would never have seen.

  • Very many thanks for adding one of my photos to your gallery. You have an amazing portfolio, very beautiful.

    • Must admit I love your choice of model. She's lovely and fits the environment you have photographed her in. Thanks so much for your kind comments too.

  • Absolutely gorgeous port, just love your art!!!

    • We belong to the mutual admiration society. I love your work too. I think you should do a calendar. Mucha paintings come to mind if only for the four season's. Just think you should have some exposure representative of such great art.

    • haha, well, it is true!! I have done calendars privatly for family and friends if they ask, but not for sale to other people. I don't really know how to do it. haven't a clue how to manage orders and stuff..I don't know how to start. But thanks for thinking I should!!

  • Many thanks for following are most kind.

  • Hey thanks for taking the time to look over my work, I'm new to MS and looking forward to seeing good work and yours is really wonderful

    • Thanks for your kindness. You are producing some lovely work. Pleasure to see it here and have you share it with us.

  • Thanks for the kind comments, Phil. I truly respect your eye and opinions, so I'm always humbled by your words.

    • Very nice of you to say so Blake. Great calendar BTW! So happy to see your work here too. We all can enjoy it.

  • Such wonderful's so good to see a bit of a different point of view.....kind of inspires on to look at things in various ways instead of the tried and true.....thank you!!!

    • Thanks for your kind comments. I added a couple of your images to my favorites galleries as well. I love a good nude in nature with an artistic flare making the image even more interesting. Thanks for sharing with us too.

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