Ode to the Flesh
The dichotomies of hard and soft are one of the many aspects commonly observed in the human body’s physicality - the tension of bundled and taut muscle, the softness of a stray piece of hair on the bare plains of the back. These elements have a strong sense of eroticism that I wanted to explore through my study of the nude body. By including a mix of male and female forms, I wanted the viewer to observe the work without a perspective directed by sexual preference. By pairing contrasting coarse textures and moments of softness, this photographic series explores the erotic through a unique and personal take on the nude, as seen by the female lens.