"In the U.S., what little nudity is permitted is usually shown in a sexual context. This contributes to a perception that we’re supposed to evaluate every naked body we see as a potential sex partner or rival.
Seeing nudes in a museum is one of the only exceptions to this. I don’t think that most of us react to a naked portrait in a museum by thinking “wow, I’d never have sex with that, why is it on display?” or by writing a letter of complaint to the museum director about Rubens’s glorification of obesity.
Therefore, I have framed my model as a sculpture and a work of art in a museum, in the hope that the viewer will suspend any judgments about whether they find the model sexually attractive or not, or whether her body is socially "acceptable". Hopefully this will give the viewer an opportunity to observe the work as they might a classic painting, and discover some aesthetic interest, or even pleasure, in the unique shapes and texture of the model's’ body."
Author: I was born in Stockholm, Sweden where I spent the first 18 years of my life before moving to London to undertake my graduate studies in Fine Art. I’ve always been fascinated with the human form in all its iterations, particularly the female body.
I frequently take pictures of female models with body types that aren’t normally featured in photography. I often frame these models in a fine art context (e.g., by portraying them as sculptures in a museum, paintings, etc.) in an effort to halt the viewer from making an immediate sexual value judgment, and hopefully open the door for the viewer to find aesthetic interest in the geometry and textures that make the models’ bodies unique.