Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post

Along with the capacity of the nude to address general themes it also offers an uncomfortable personal reminder that it is basically what we are: skin and bone vulnerable to the terrors and pleasures of everyday existence.

One of the my friends who views nude work often brought up that word also VULNERABLE.....

Maybe that is why those images from the contacts stand out, especially for the subjects I have more compassion for (lady sex workers).

I think you have something there, photographing someone nude shows their vulnerabilty and ours also.

If you want to make a portrait that shows compassion and vulnerabilty for the subject then if you do it right the nudity can help do that.