Thomas Ruff Nude Photography Series
Thomas Ruff created his Innovative Nude Photography Series (NUD) by downloading pornographic images from the Internet and then digitally manipulated each photograph so the resultant Nude Photograph is blurred.
"Taken from porn sites, Thomas Ruff's ongoing series Nudes thwarts the urge to see more and more – and by so doing brings us back to our senses."
By blurring the respective graphic image, Thomas Ruff changes the content and emotional reaction to the sexual image of the original pornographic photograph. As a result, the Artist has created a signature Series of Nudes that is immediately identifiable as Photography by Thomas Ruff.
- Geoff Dyer, The Guardian