A Humourous Look Behind Playboy Photo Shoots

For seven years Dutch photographer, Patrick Van Dam directed nude shoots for Playboy. His book Behind the Scenes captures intimate moments during these shoots that, as the photographer says, record “unexpected, undirected and natural responses—humor, disillusionment, absurdism and vulnerability in an erotic setting.”

The book wouldn’t be complete without some words from the one and only Mr. Hugh Hefner, who wrote the foreword:

“In these compelling images, Patrick has captured the soul of the Playboy shoot and offered a true celebration of, and homage to, the people who make these beautiful things happen. Vividly here is the intimacy, the fun, and the dedication it takes to create the very best in contemporary erotica. And along the way, true to his calling, he gives the reader a peek behind the curtain of the Playboy lifestyle.”

More images below. (NSFW)

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