Art is rather subjective and there are many different types – but one photographer from New York decided to strip everything right back – including her clothes – and has spent the last few years taking naked portraits of herself around New York.
Erica Simone decided to put both her body and her artistic talents to good use and has even managed to get enough shots to make a book – Nude York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen. The nakedness was all to answer a question about society and how evolved we have become and while it was a pretty unusual way of discovering the answer, it is certainly entertaining.
This was the question Erica wanted answering when she started her naked experiment:
Naked is who we are and who we come into the world as. So how have we evolved so far away from our utmost primary state of being that it is actually against the law to be nude in public?
Here is her response on if she feels the question has been answered and why she undertook the experiment in the first place.