During the past few years, I've explored nude portraiture within a studio setting. This creative journey started with a visit to the Amersfoort studio of the renowned painter Piet Mondrian, which has since been transformed into a museum. Mondrian adorned the bedroom wall of his studio with photographs of nude models from the Folies Bergère. This led me to wonder: What were the thoughts and inspirations that guided Mondrian as he painted his geometric masterpieces?
I then set out to recreate the mental landscapes of various famous painters. My approach involved projecting digital images of iconic artworks onto models while they posed freely in the studio. The result was a series of composite images, each possessing its own distinct geometry, texture, and tone.
Presented below are two sets of projection portraits. The first features famous paintings projected onto different models, while the latter showcases a more diverse array of projected images. To download a photo book with highlights of these projection- portraits, please click here.
In parallel with my foray into projection portraiture, I also sought to celebrate the marvelous and whimsical facets of the endlessly diverse human form. I employed the nude body as a storytelling medium in the studio by constructing imaginary scenes that employed a mix of humor and social commentary. I also staged a number of scenes in the house as a parody on domestic life, and others that paid tribute to the wonders of the female form. A curated selection of these art nude portraits is available for download in a dedicated photo book, accessible by clicking here.