Au Naturel

From French “AU NATUREL” (in the natural state).

Adj.
1. Nude.
2. Naturally.
3. In the plainest or simplest manner.

Au Naturel was born from my observations about what is socially accepted as beautiful and presentable in the places I’ve lived. My project is a reflection on the posture we take before others and how we believe we are perceived.

My intention is to capture the first image of a person’s day before the layers of artifice are put in place. Through this simple act, I take the subject out of his or her context to capture a reality without layers or masks, obtaining complete trust through photography.

While researching this project, other relevant themes began to surface: authenticity and vulnerability. This allowed me to broaden my focus from a narrative about society to one that explores identity in its natural state.


The prototype of ‘Au Naturel Photobook’ was selected and exhibited with other selected works in the 3rd edition of All-Selfpublishing by The Private Space. You can view the book here

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Stéphane from France. Currently sleeps in Paris.

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Raquel from Spain. Currently sleeps in Barcelona.

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José from USA. Currently sleeps in San Francisco.

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Maria Virginia from Venezuela. Currently sleeps in Maracaibo.

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Timo from Finland. Currently sleeps in Helsinki.

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Ligia from Colombia. Currently sleeps in West Palm Beach.

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César from Colombia. Currently sleeps in West Palm Beach.

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Pilar from USA. Currently sleeps in West Palm Beach.

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Patricia from Venezuela. Currently sleeps in Miami.

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Andrea from Chile. Currently sleeps in Helsinki.

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Manuel from Colombia. Currently sleeps in Medellin.

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Lina from Colombia. Currently sleeps in Medellin.

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Melissa from Venezuela. Currently sleeps in Toronto.

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Caroline from France. Currently sleeps in Le Havre.

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Ignacio from Spain. Currently sleeps in Valencia.

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Ricardo from Venezuela. Currently sleeps in Madrid.

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Carlos from Venezuela. Currently sleeps in Maracaibo.

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Eugenia from Venezuela. Currently sleeps in Paris.

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Nikoline from The Netherlands. Currently sleeps in Barcelona.

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Cristina from Spain. Currently sleeps in Berlin.

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Héctor from Spain. Currently sleeps in Berlin.

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Cristóbal from Spain. Currently sleeps in Berlin.

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Catalina from Colombia. Currently sleeps in Berlin.

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Marc from Spain. Currently sleeps in Barcelona.