Gritty urban scenes are not the proper analog. More appropriate would be beautiful natural scenes that still force you to reckon with some dominating force unconcerned with your well-being, rather than passively receiving the beauty without that sense of directed aggressive personality. And Frank's nudes do it without the dominatrix cliche, which is to me less compellingly disturbing and more just goofy. I find Frank's photos disturbing and also compelling.
Rick "who studied life drawing in college but could never relate to the models as people" Denney