18. April 2017
“Become One”: full series & thougths about nude art
This series is a spontanious result of my very first ‘Meet up’ in Leipzig. I remember how exited I was when Charlotte Grimm from Esprit Confus, a great photographer who’s work I follow for a quite long time, invited me to her place. She introduced me to some of her friends and we’ve talked almost the whole night. But before we’ve all headed to bed I took these pictures of them.
A while ago I noticed that the ‘Free the nipple’ movement, who is fighting for gender equality, published one of my photos on their instagram account. To me that proofs that there are dozens of ways you can interpret an image. I know that there are still a lot of people getting offended by pictures like that. But for me the human body is a ‘god-given’ piece of art. No matter if male or female.
You can still act ignorant and condemn these photos or you can stop sexualising the human body and equate every photograph that shows a nipple with pornography.