My goal with this project is to allow people to look at the nude human figure as if it were art. Applying colored lighting and dark shadows has allowed me to accomplish this goal. The shadows allow for the figure to be broken down into segments for our eyes to wander. I am interested in the human gaze and how we as
viewers interact with the figures in each image.
The process consists of finding a person willing to pose nude. From there I then “paint” them with light in front of a black backdrop. Their entire body is lit with multiple colors and a shadow cast of my creation is projected onto their body. Once lighting is established the subject is asked to do a series of poses.
My images originated as a way for me to express an interest in the human body. As humans we are inherently curious to see things that interest us. The naked human form intrigues us, but it is hard to look at such images without the judgments of others. My main concept was to create an appropriate voyeuristic illusion.