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Monday, April 13, 2015

Personally Selected Venus 7: African Venus by Uwe Ommer

Another one off picture which we really like, of an African girl in the desert.  Apart from the curviness of the model herself and her amusing hair style we respond to the white sand and rocks and the hint of a palm tree.  She looks like a Nubian princess ordering her people about!

The picture was taken by German photographer Uwe Ommer.  Starting out as a fashion and advertising photographer, Ommer did a lot of nude photography (he even shot a girl/girl pictorial for Penthouse which appeared in 1981) in the eighties and early nineties, often specialising in ethnic subjects.  Photographing dark skin is notoriously difficult to do but he certainly mastered it and presented it in his book Black Ladies (1987) from which this picture comes.  Latterly he has been working on photographs of ordinary people around the world. 


  1. I have a collection of one-off pictures myself, some of them from this very site.

    Impressive muscle tone, especially in the rear.

  2. Beautiful girl, beautiful picture. The dark skin is amazing

  3. 'Black Ladies' is a lovely book. A bit of a favourite. For well rounded posteriors, I particularly enjoyed a magazine called 'Smooth' and it's occasional special 'Smooth Girl'

  4. I love the yellow cloth - such a nice contrast to her skin.