Here is the text and images that Jean-Paul Gavard Perret sends us about the latest book : “Ce que tu me voiles” (What you conceal from me) by Sylvie Aflalo Haberberg.
Confident in the flesh
Obesity and nudity : Sylvie Aflalo Haberberg
All nakedness is not be showable. at least that’s what a certain doxa of erotic stereotypes teaches. Showing the bodies of fat or even obese women is therefore unacceptable – except of course to produce dubious and perverse photos.
Sylvie Aflalo Haberberg transgresses this invisible order under the pretext that it is too visible. But she understood the risk of the effect on the flesh that this nudity could cause.
To avoid any misunderstanding, she cultivates what she has practiced elsewhere in a more documentarian way (on the Trouville market) and which she perfectly dominates in her technique: blur. Here she creates a form of poetic purity.
The models were all more than willing volunteers. Because following the announcements of the photographer they responded because they found in her a woman who gave them a legitimacy.
Thus naked and captured, the women are no longer captives of their weight but become Venus again and free.
Sylvie Aflalo Haberberg, “Ce que tu me voiles”, Sylvie Aflalo Haberberg Editions, Paris, November 2023