Nothing quite so daringly shows off the body like a swimsuit, baring a sexy amount of skin, but with coverage enough to be suggestive and alluring. Curves, contours, and the golden skin tone of a sun-kissed tan—swimsuit photography strives to show off the perfection of the human form. Whereas Michelangelo sculpted the David out of marble during the Renaissance as a tribute to human beauty, today we shoot models in bikinis to pay homage to this art form. A sweet smile, a sprinkle of sand sticking to bare thighs, lovely ladies knee-deep in shadowy waters against a passionate red sunset—a Siren’s call to make you fantasize about the sun and the sea.

Sun, sand, surf, and oiled-up, tanned bodies—let's hit the beach!