In art nude photography, of course the model is the subject, certainly when you are working together in a studio with flash etc. The props, cubes etc that are used, support the features of the model.
In a daylight studio, the light is getting more important, especially when there is for example an interesting light coming in that gives nice contrasts and effects.
When shooting in an interior , from urbex via places like hotelrooms, mansions, castles towards outdoor photography the location is getting more and more dominant. At the end of the spectrum the model is adding something extra to the location.
A couple of years ago I stayed in a beautiful , little, boutique hotel in the center of Antwerp. The building was a former, grand, family home. The owner converted the rooms, apartments in an eclectic, art deco, art nouveau style, with loads of interesting artefacts, props, instruments, paintings and more. So I asked the owner if I could have the opportunity to shoot here.
In the last 5 years I went several times to the hotel for shoots, used an array of possibilities in this beautiful location. For me this is a very inspiring location. The models I worked with in this setting, loved the location, other photographers were inspired and this year a few photo events are taking place in Boulevard Leopold.