The Drop, Six Flags, New Orleans, LA 2013

The Drop, Six Flags, New Orleans, LA 2013

John Stekl

Austin, TX
johnstekl@nuderuins.com
nuderuins.com

Since I was a kid, I’ve always had an interest in abandoned buildings. It was both scary and
thrilling to enter them. Today, I enjoy capturing these structures as if they are abstract sculptures with their different textures, twisted shapes and bleeding colors.
Shooting nude portraits has always been a rewarding challenge in terms of capturing the
essence, shape and soul of the person without creating just another glamour shot. The idea of
combining both subject matters made sense to me. The combination is stunning beauty and
contrast.

Abandoned, jagged, decaying structures with the graceful lines of nude women in and around
them. These structures are my studios. The rent is free.