March 24, 2013


I must be the luckiest man alive. I not only get to meet and photograph the world's most beautiful women, but when I'm not in the studio or on location I fly Chinook and Huey helicopters for the Italian army! My passion is to capture and share the sensual beauty of the female form. The female nude is, for me, nature's finest gift. I am so moved by this aesthetic that I try to translate what I feel into still images. I don't use many models as I prefer to form special working relationships with just a few. I think this is the most important part of taking a great photograph. I have very special feelings for my models and they for me. A recipe of trust, understanding, humour and friendship allows my models and I to relax, to relax in such a way that my camera becomes simply a tool for capturing the moments we share. Many people ask me whether I am a romantic when they see my photographs. I take this as a great compliment. It means that I portray women in the right light. I am romantic and in front of such extraordinary beauty I want to create poetry with my camera.
Gabriele Rigon


March 22, 2013


Dans Eden habitent Adam, Eve et tous leurs amis.
Dans Eden, il n’y a rien à faire d’utile.
Dans Eden, il n’y a ni tabou, ni morale.
Eden, il n’y a que son corps pour s’occuper,
Alors, les hommes d’avant le péché font l’amour.
Et, comme il n’y a pas de jugement, il n’y a que du plaisir.
Dans Eden, les corps n’ont plus de poids, les membres sont en apesanteur.
Eden est cotonneux, tiède, aérien.
Les corps voguent de l’un à l’autre sans difficulté.
S’aimer est très simple.
Les hommes d’avant le péché s’éclatent.
Dans Eden, le sexe est une célébration, un plaisir gratuit, originel.
Dans Eden, le sexe est beau, instinctif, fugitif.
Adam, Eve et leurs amis s’offrent, sans honte, comme objets de désir.
Eden met en lumière ce qui sera, plus tard et à jamais, jeté dans l’ombre.


March 18, 2013


 Andreas H. Bitesnich

Andreas H. Bitesnich is seen as one of the greatest photographers of our time. Especially in the area of nude photography, he counts among the best in the world.
Andreas H. Bitesnich was born in Vienna in 1964. After secondary school, he completed a traineeship as a retail salesman. His passion for photography began with a visit to Milan where, inspired and captivated by the fashion photographs of a colleague, he acquired his first own camera.
Since 1989, Andreas H. Bitesnich has devoted himself exclusively to photography and has been represented in group exhibitions and solo exhibitions worldwide in renowned galleries and museums such as the Museum for Decorative Arts and Crafts in Hamburg or the Kunsthaus Wien.
Bitesnich captures moments of indescribable beauty. In his successful artistic work, he uses his unmistakeable textures to create his famous nude photographs, numerous national and international advertising campaigns as well as portraits of famous contemporary figures such as Anthony Quinn, Leni Riefenstahl or Reinhold Messner. 
With his travel reports, the fine art photographer depicts movingly beautiful landscape settings and once again proves how versatile his photographic oeuvre is.
Andreas H. Bitesnich lives and works in Austria.