Striking nudes shot by Belgium-based photographer Marc T to show the naked body without limits.
In the portfolio of Belgium-based photographer Marc T., striking and intimate images of bodies and limbs integrate his tender visual language with storytelling and narrative scenes. For the artist, photography represents a form of communication between the subject, photographer, and viewer, as he aims to depict truth and vulnerability with every photograph he takes. Spanning the fields of photography and culture since the ’70s, when he met Cecil Beaton, Marc’s shots go beyond the exterior world of his models so that he can reach a level of intimacy that slowly opens us to a wider sense of human connection. The artist is very much interested in the relationships we have with our bodies and how that can educate us about our own. He says, “John Berger in his essay “Ways of Seeing -1972” makes the difference between naked and nude; being naked is being yourself, nude is being seen naked by others. The photographer reveals the invisible, secret, and hidden body. The photograph once made lays the body bare and the image is what it is, in both the real and figurative sense. Often the integral nude is considered in photography as erotic or pornographic, or considered immoral when genitals are visible. This is a perception that I reject entirely since they are naturally part of the human body. For centuries the nude has been completely accepted in the art of painting and sculpture, there is no reason why the photographic act of photographing a nude or naked body cannot be considered equal to any other art expression. The artist sees with his brains, and the camera sees technically and optically. The art of photography is blending both to such a harmony that it becomes one total vision. The viewer only sees the result and can only interpret what he sees, so it is important for the photographer to master artistic concepts and techniques. The sharpness of the lens and technology can pervert the photographer’s vision into a different perception of his work, often the reason for misinterpretation or even misuse of an image. ” About this series, Marc T. says “The naked or nude body is a wonder that needs to be photographed, with this project I’m willing to capture the nudity without limits and to translate the primary beauty and elegance of a body. In this project, I’m searching to photograph the natural body, the body in its purest form with all its beauty and imperfections, the body as is. The absolute beauty of the body is not a sexualized representation but a pure aesthetic vision of the natural naked body.”
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