One of the particular style of images I like to shoot are referred to as Bodyscapes. Basically they are low light nudes where only a part of the body is shot so that it becomes an image of curves rather than of the total body.

From the models point of view bodyscapes never include the face, or enough of the body for them to be easily identified.

Technically they can be a challenge to shoot because unlike a standard studio shoot you can’t meter the because it is not a perfect exposure you are looking for. You also can’t use the histogram because it will be seriously distorted by the amount of black in the image. So you basically have to take images on a trial and error basis.