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The Little Black Gallery : Mary McCartney : Paris Nude


The Little Black Gallery presents exhibition Paris Nude by the British photographer Mary McCartney until December 31st on its online art platform GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! – celebrating the female form. Paris Nude is an intimate study of the female nude.

“I am as prepared as I like to be. I have my subject, her trust, a location and an idea. The rest will be left to our chemistry and the moment.” Mary McCartney

 Paris Nude is body of work by the British photographer Mary McCartney. Over the course of two days in the summer of 2016, McCartney stayed with her subject Phyllis Wang at her Saint Germain apartment in Paris, photographing Wang in the nude to produce an extraordinary and intimate series of images.

The delicate photographs showcase the intimacy and trust required from both subject and photographer. Over the course of their time together, we see the model increasingly relax in front of the camera as she assumes various poses, and an unspoken bond between the two gradually develops.

Mary McCartney focuses on discovering those rare moments of unguarded intimacy that offer new insights into her photographic subjects. Her work in portraiture and candid reportage photography is suffused with a deep personal investment that captures the creative chemistry between photographer and subject.

Phyllis Wang is an American-born Taiwanese writer, stand-up comedian and fashion collaborator, who lives and works in Paris. She is known for her eccentric clothing style and love of fashion. The nude photography in the series by McCartney form a striking yet complementary contrast to her lively on-stage persona.

Paris Nude was first published as a book by HENI in 2019.


Paris Nude by Mary McCartney is on The Little Black Gallery’s online art platform GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!, celebrating the female form, from 1 November – 31 December at


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