THE NAKED GLOBE
No More Distance between photographer and model.
I shoot people remotely, just using their smartphones and a special app for connection. I'm based in Barcelona and connect with people around the world online for fast improvised shoots. I never know what exactly heroes will offer me - which location, which stuff, props etc. It's cooperative creativity, and it's a challenge for both of us. People have different motivations to participate in the project - someone is just bored during self-isolation, for someone it's kind of self-acceptance experience, someone is an artist-performer and it's kind of performance for both of us, someone is hungry for the new experience in the art field, someone just loves to be naked and free. Also, people who participated leave stories about themselves which complements the photographs. And I'm exploring this world of human bodies and souls and their souls through their bodies in a way that allows me to be in touch with the people in any part of the world. And I love the idea to bring this touch of new technologies and new opportunities they give us in the contemporary world. So the field of the project is somewhere between photography, performance, documentary and new technologies.
All shoots made with an application @theshutterapp
"My name is Marina and I live in Israel. Half a year ago I told Julia that I wanted to take part in this project posing some yoga postures and happily forgot about it a minute later.
Like everything in life - things happen as and when they should... a few days ago my lovely husband Avi surprised me for our 12 years together by taking us to a really beautiful and expensive hotel in the desert. It was then when I got an idea to finally do the photoshoot with Julia. It was my first time posing naked and I had real fun doing it with Avi and Julia over the phone. Funny thing is that 10 years before that Julia took our wedding day photos here in Israel so it was somewhat a cool closure of 12 years together, 10 years after getting married and getting a photoshoot by the same amazing person on that special day.
The stone sculpture depicted in the photos is an untitled work by Dalia Meiri, dated 1986.