About

Primarily a photographer of the nude, my focus is to explore the artistic beauty of the human form. From simple appreciation of pure aesthetics, to unveiling layers of an individual’s soul, few subjects in photography offer such diversity as the nude. While shooting a project, I strive to find the essence of beauty in each subject. This often requires a multidimensional approach, and several sessions to succeed. One must go beyond what is easily seen and recognized, and discover a subject’s profound sense of self, both physically and spiritually.

My studio is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For personal commissions, I am available for fine art nudes and creative portraiture.  (Expectant mothers may consider pregnancy portraits or fine art style shoots as well.)  All clients must be at least 18 years old.

I am open to many styles and genres and enjoy collaborative efforts with creative models. If you have unique ideas you would like to try, feel free to discuss these with me. I am always ready for new directions.

I am available for TFP (trade for prints) with exceptional models that can contribute to my fine art portfolio. Other services are available at competitive rates. If you are interested in capturing yourself in an extraordinary way, please inquire.

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

During my years of photographing the nude, I have explored many approaches to this diverse subject.  For purposes of this online portfolio, I have created a collection of images that I feel, celebrates the profound beauty of the human form.  I acknowledge that subjective tastes make it impossible to define universal beauty.  My efforts therefore, are simply to present those images that have strongly impacted me.

Included in the collection are some images that depict the body as an abstract landscape. Devoid of human qualities, light and shadow are used to emphasize the basic elements of texture and form.  Other images are more cerebral representations that recognize the subject as a person. Several works that demonstrate a sense of power, self-assuredness and harmony are juxtaposed with others that show tension, passivity and insecurity.  In all, the essence of human emotion is explored.

It has been an enlightening journey for me in these artistic efforts.  My hope is that the viewer will have a similar appreciation for the beauty of this powerful subject.

This will be an evolving portfolio with periodic changes when new directions arise.  Please check back often for updates.  Comments are welcome and appreciated.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo   Exhibitions:

“The Body Beautiful, Fine Art Nudes by A.J. Kahn”  Book Release Party and Photography Exhibition,  Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2010

“Fine Art Nudes/Floral Still Lifes”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2004

“Fine Art Nudes/Floral Still Lifes”     Somata Gallery, Riverview, Michigan, 2003

“Elemental Journey (Visions into the Essence of Greek Culture)”     Ann arbor Art Center Exhibitions on Location Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan,  2001

Group Exhibitions:

Ink., Tangent Gallery- Detroit, Michigan, (2013)

Lawrence Street Gallery’s Annual Photography Exhibition- Ferndale, Michigan (2013)

“Erotic Signature’s”    Traveling Exhibition:

•Miami, Florida (2008 and 2009):  World Erotic Art Museum, Miami Event Space,  Damien B.   Gallery, The News Lounge, Wynwood Social Club, Michaek Perez Art Gallery

•Montreal, Canada (2008):  Musee Juste Pour Rire (Ste. Catherine Boulevard)

•Berlin, Germany (2008):  Beate Uhse Erotic Art Museum

•Los Angeles, California (2009):  BOXeight Studios

•San Francisco, California (2009):  California Modern Art Gallery

“The Seduction of Art- Midwest Society of Erotic Photography Exhibition” CPOP Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, 2009

“Dirty Show 10 – International Erotic Art Exhibition”  Bert’s Warehouse Theater, Detroit, Michigan, 2009

“The People’s Art Festival”     Russell Industrial Complex, Detoit, Michigan, 2008

“Dirty Show 9 – International Erotic Art Exhibition”     Bert’s Warehouse Theater, Detroit, Michigan, 2008

“Summerotica”     S3V3RANC3  Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, 2007

“Dirty Show 8 – International Erotic Art Exhibition”     Bert’s Warehouse Theater, Detroit, Michigan, 2007

“2007 Photography Exhibition”     The Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan, 2007

“12th Annual Photography Exhibition”     Padzieski Art Gallery, Dearborn, Michigan, 2007

“Silver Medal Exhibition”     The Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan, 2006

“Exposures: Photography 2006”     Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan, 2006

“11th Annual Photography Exhibition”     Padzieski Art Gallery, Dearborn, Michigan, 2006

“The Annual All Media Exhibition”     Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2005

“Visions and Beyond: Photography 2005”     Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan, 2005

“The Body Eclectic”     Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan, 2005

“10th Annual Photography Exhibition”     Padzieski Art Gallery, Dearborn, Michigan, 2005

“Ethnic Diversity: Our Culteral Heritage and Traditions”     Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, Dearborn, Michigan, 2004

“Blooms, Bugs and Beasts”     The Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan, 2003

“The Annual All Media Exhibition”     Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003

“Third Annual Photography Exhibition”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003

“33rd Annual Photography Exhibition”     The Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan, 2002

“7th Annual Photography Exhibition”     Padzieski Art Gallery, Dearborn, Michigan, 2002

“Black and White”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2002

“Color me Blue”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2002

“32nd Annual Photography Exhibition”     The Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan, 2001

“Dead of Night”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001

“The Annual All Media Exhibition”     Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001

“Revolution”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001

“Guilty Pleasures”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001

“Subversive Influence”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001

“Well-Heeled, A Shoe Exhibition”     Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001

“Idol Rumors”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001

“Out of Spite”     Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001

 

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