THE NUDE, BEAUTY AND FOOD
A project I took up in university over a period of a few weeks, I wanted an amalgamation of photographic elements purely to see what kind of reaction I would get from an audience. Without any leading information I asked “what do you see in the work?” The result was mixed, sense of arousal, disgust and general confusion were amongst the top few responses received.
Interestingly very few spoke about the relationship with indulgence and body image. Though on the whole I simply wanted to combine elements that individually I figured were beautiful, and tried to arrange them in a grotesque way. Photographed them with typical “beauty lighting” for a feminine look and feel, then gauged the reactions of my audience. My earlier pieces having been darker and more graphic, I tried to steer clear of the idea of sex or violence.