A friend and I were discussing photography last night and the subject of “male nude on rocks” came up. I think most amateur photographers who shoot nudes at some point touch on the subject of male nudes on rocks. There is usually a rocky area that is suitable somewhere accessible and there are all sorts of angles to play with. From that point I started thinking about other areas that have become photographic cliches.

Male nudes touch on lots of these cliches and one I actually really like when done well is a waterfall. Francois Rousseau has done a spectacular job with this theme, a group of male nudes in a waterfall, as have countless other photographers. Part of the challenge of learning as a photographer is to explore these cliches but to put your own spin on them. Anyone know of a sexy waterfall?