Photographer Elizabeth Raab has taken to motorcycles for her latest form of artistic expression, doing a series of photos with models strewn nude over various Ducati motorcycles. Consisting of 16 photos in all, The Desmo Photography Collection is being made available on a website that the Italian brand has put together to showcase art that intertwines Ducati and art (some would say a Ducati motorcycle is already a work of art, but we digress). We like Raab’s work here so much, we’ve already cleared a wall for our favorite piece*, and think this might be the perfect gift for that refined Ducatisti in your life. *Note: That link, and the gallery after, contain nude photos which may not be suitable if viewed from a work environment.
“I’ve approached and juxtaposed the abstract qualities of the organic and mechanical female forms, highlighting both the complexity in design and emotion of this established Italian motorcycle,” says Raab. “I’m exploring the many relationships between the designed and the natural. The lines of the mechanical body reflecting the lines of the organic form it was designed after. The unique color palette of the motorcycle extends from the framework to her hair, eyes reflecting the power of the engine hidden underneath the smooth exterior. She is in a sense, an extension of the bike herself”.
Source: Ducati Art