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Body in Pieces

Nov 17, 2022 - Alena Schmick

I ask my nude subjects to perform certain actions. I observe them, dissect their bodies with the camera, meticulously examine areas that stir my interest and seek every peculiarity. The body is fragmented, hidden, bit by bit exposed by light, fabric, and surfaces. The skin becomes material, a covering for flesh, organs and bones.


Abstraction distracts from nudity. Shame is masked by the skin in the light. The bodies are so exposed that we overlook the nakedness.