Kourtney Kardashian Strips Down And Poses Nude For Brian Bowen Smith Photography Series

Kourtney Kardashian may still be feeling the sting of her breakup with Scott Disick, but the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is all about finding ways to embrace her single status and live it to the the fullest. In a move that some are labeling as shocking, the reality star has followed in the footsteps of older sister Kim Kardashian West and posed nude for an art photographer’s latest work.

The Kardashian bared it all – almost – for photographer Brian Bowen Smith’s Metallic Life series in a nude photo that showed off her back and bum in a beautifully artistic way. The photo series will be displayed at the De Re Gallery in Los Angeles from October 22 to November 19, and it is uniquely intriguing. In an effort to capture the vulnerability of the Metallic Life, the photographs have been printed on metallic paper and Brian Bowen Smith says that the series is also supposed to bring forth the “tantalizing textures of skin.”

Kourtney sure seemed to have been proud of the work as she tweeted to her 16.2 million followers the Vanity Fair photograph and mentioned how much fun she had being a part of the Metallic Life project.

Kourtney, 36 is a mother of three, and recently her nine-year relationship with Disick ran its course after sources say he cheated on her. People magazine relayed that Disick was spotted last week with his new beau, 18-year-old model Lindsay Vrckovnik as they spent time in New York and Miami. The Kardashian took to her social media on Sunday to thank fans for their support during the rough period of her life.

In what is his second time shooting a Kardashian, Smith has displayed Kourtney’s wonderfully toned body in a way that has her being the talk of the town and loving the look herself. Smith had previously shot a pregnant Kourtney in December 2014 for DuJour magazine. At the time Kourtney was pregnant with her third child, Reign. In addition to her now nine-month-old son Reign, Kourtney is also mother to Mason, five and Penelope, three, all of whom she had with Disick.

Kourtney’s images, along with Smith’s other subjects, evoke a kind of haunting sense in admirers. The photograph shows Kourtney as she lays on her side, hair forming a beautiful dark halo above her while her head rests on the floor. One arm is stretched out dramatically behind the reality star and contains the only piece of “clothing” the she is wearing, a simple black bracelet. Smith’s Metallic Life photo highlights the star’s curves to perfection.

The Daily Mail wrote that Brian is a New York born artist and his positioning of the models in such unique poses was done in order to represent their inner stories and express the way they move. Smith also went on to explain that his Metallic Life photographic series “strips men and women bare of our modern society to explore themes of sexuality and uniformity.”

“A sense of voyeurism accompanies the photographs and evokes a fervent desire to physically touch and feel them.”

According to the artist, the exposed naked bodies of the shoot sheds light on the vulnerability of the soul.

Previous celebrity subjects of Brian Bowen Smith’s photography have included Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Watts and Ben Affleck.

Kourtney’s sister Kim Kardashian remains the nude photography “queen” though as she famously “broke the internet” last year when she posed naked, in a pose that everyone tried to reenact, for the cover of Paper magazine.

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