ARTS & CULTURE
08/14/2012 12:22 pm ET Updated Aug 14, 2012

Allan Teger Bodyscapes: Nude 'Landscapes' Are Sexy, Whimsical (PHOTOS)

Photographer Allan Teger's Bodyscapes project makes the nude human form fun -- sexy fun.

"Teger has taken the nude body and transformed it into a landscape, taking the bodies curves, unique characteristics, and shape and made it the playground of miniature figures," website Juxtapoz wrote of the photographer's work.

The project's monochrome photos are made by placing miniatures directly on nude models, which become the landscape for comical, often suggestive recreation. The project began in 1976 and continues through today, according to the Bodyscapes website.

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Teger recently recounted his creative epiphany for website Designboom.

"I was thinking that the shape and structure of the universe repeated itself at every level and suddenly I had the image in my mind of a skier going down a breast," Teger, a self-taught American photographer, stated.

The artist also told the website that the photos are neither double exposures, nor digital manipulations.

Although other artists, including British photographer Bill Brandt, have portrayed nudes as landscapes before, some might say Teger's sense of whimsy sets his work apart.

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