In an early seminal experience for Malerie Marder, a family friend invited her to photograph her with her lover, naked in a hotel room. This set the tone for Marder’s work for the next decade. Her photographs of nudes are composed simply, her subjects sitting near the centre of the frame, often set against the bleak anonymity of motel rooms and vacant suburban homes, their impassive gazes almost daring a viewer to interpret their bodies.
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