If you spend a reasonable amount of time online, chances are you may have stumbled across the phrase: #SENDNUDES. A staple of millennial lingo, the term is used to request sexually explicit photographs, typically over text messaging and dating apps. Over time, #SENDNUDES has also evolved into a meme, deployed as a common punchline in image and video internet jokes.
Today, #SENDNUDES is making another transition—as the title of a carefully curated book of nude photography. In collaboration with Iman Whitfield, MENDO reached out to photographers all over the world and asked them to send their favorite shots of female sensuality and intimacy. The result is a visually stunning photo collection approaching erotic photography from a female point of view, celebrating the diversity of female beauty and body confidence, and teasing the delicate line between that which is revealed and that which remains private.
The featured images were sent from all over the world, from such highly skilled erotic photographers as Dennis Swiatkowski, Fauve Bouwman, and Paul Bellaart—each bringing a distinctive style and approach to female sensuality, intimacy, and elegance.
IMAN WHITFIELD is a creative director and (fashion) film director. She graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy with a video series titled „LoveStories“ that went viral. Since then she has created fashion films for major brands like Scotch & Soda, Nike, Suitsupply, and Lois Jeans. Iman loves to observe people and their characteristics, constantly capturing those around her on film or through photographs.