Alva Bernadine  

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Alva Bernadine (born June 17, 1961) is a British photographer. He was born in Grenada, West Indies, and was brought to London at the age of six. He is self-trained and has photographed for Vogue, GQ, Elle and others. Winner of the Vogue/Sotheby's Cecil Beaton Award, he was also twice nominated English "Erotic Photographer of the Year." He is inspired by Guy Bourdin.

One of his best-known works is The Philosopher Illumined by Candlelight of which Bernadine says:

I once listened to a late night BBC Radio 4 programme called Sex in the Head where people described their sexual fantasies and on it a woman described how she enjoyed her partner reading his newspaper by the light of a candle placed in her vagina.

His book Bernadinism: How to Dominate Men and Subjugate Women was published by Stemmle in 2001 with text by Nerve cofounder Genevieve Field.

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