Saturday, 3 October 2009

The Body photography

'The body' is a book which celebrates the human form through photography. It promotes some of the worlds most renowned photographers and their different perceptions of the human body.

Pierre Radisic is featured within the book which reveals his abstract, fragmented style of photography creating a kind of fantasy within his imagery. He concentrates on the smooth and curvaceous aspects of the body but also the creases and folds of the skin. In addition he manages to use the subject of his imagery to represent something more than just the body. In one case, he forms constellations out of the black marks that appear on the skin from the negatives, naming them 'heavenly bodies,' in order to convey their beauty and dream like qualities.

I find it fascinating to see how the human body can be portrayed in so many different ways through photography. The book stands out amongst the endless idealistic images of the 'perfect' body that we are bombarded with in fashion magazines and advertisements. It is far more diverse to the same old skinny models we see every day.

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