Boudoir has been around a long time. Basically even before actual photographs, this risque art form was very popular ways to showcase the female figure in its 'real form.' Early on the phrase was usually used to describe a woman's bedroom, which makes sense that it was adapted to be used to describe this more gritty style of photography. Boudoir has become fairly popular among couples as of late, seeing a big resurgence in boudoir photographers. With the increasing popularity there tends to be new flavor injected to a trend. Enter dudeoir.
Photographer Gayla Thompson has been collaborating with her husband Ryan Thompson on some sexy boudoir photoshoots for awhile, but because Ryan is the subject, they call them dudeoir photos. Because he's a dude, get it? The images are so funny and great that Thompson decided to offer the Internet a fall themed dudeoir set, and boy, did this couple deliver.
Thompson spoke with Mashable, saying that at first she was the one who suggested pumpkins, but once her husband picked up the gourds, he couldn't set them down.
"They were all my idea but once we got started on them all he just freaking ROCKED it!" Thompson said. "There was no direction given. Just taking pictures of him doing his thing."
This is what Ryan looks like doing his thing, and I think we could stand to see him do his thing every season of the year:
I will say that it makes me a little sad that men feel like they have to be jokey and ironic to take boudoir photos. If you want to be sensual in a field of wheat for a photograph, just own it, dude!
Though we love how saucy you are, Ryan. Work that camera: