Most of the images in NUDE arose on one of the countless trips I’ve taken over the past seven years; but some were shot in Paris, where I’m living now. Many were planned in advance, inspired by locations, colors, situations, and ambience; others were simply the result of spontaneity, coincidences, and encounters between people who were as different from one another as could be. Mostly however, they come from my boundless urge to create something that reflects my vision.
Provocation or spectacle was never my priority. On the contrary: I am always seeking a certain serenity in my images, a harmony between the models and the locations at which I photograph them.
I see my photographs as a sort of situation into which I’m inviting viewers to give free rein to their own thoughts and narratives. They are meant to participate, but without impinging on the integrity of the models.
My images are in no way intended to validate or be seen as setting a standard for aesthetics or beauty. And they are never confrontational: They want to touch the viewer, not change the world. Rather, they are quite simply the photographic representation of my creativity, ideas, and inspirations; or, in short, of my vision of letting the models have as much freedom as they can and as they need, revolving around and respecting the woman.