The artist is Hugh Smith, a professional photographer who with his wife and fellow photographer Diane have a studio in South West California (http://jargonart.com )
This exposure represents what attracts me to nude photography: light, lines, fantasy and sensuality. Even the little details such as the back of the carved wooden chair are there for a reason. As fas as I concerned, this is a masterpiece.
However, this is only one among many others that I invite you to appreciate for yourself and even acquire on http://hugh-smith.artistwebsites.com .
Here are a few that caught my eye: