BARE is a project by photographer, Trevor Hart. It began in 2011 and explores the personal expression of 20 women ageing from 21 to 53 who volunteered to be photographed nude in Trevor’s studio. None of the images have been manipulated or retouched and celebrate the natural beauty and uniqueness of every woman’s body. The history, surgery, illness, recovery and health, all expressed in a very feminine and personal way. The lighting is directional yet gentle and soft and emulates light from a window to describe the shape of a shoulder, the neck, an arm or the breasts, not trying to draw the eye in a particular direction but creating a very private mood in which to view. This mood captures the intimacy of each of the sittings and each woman has written of her experience describing an overwhelming feeling of fear at first, then growing confidence, empowerment and happiness within themselves.
The BARE book will be launched at the RHA in Dublin on October 9 2014 and a showing of 16 large digital prints in frames will be on show there until Saturday October 11. The profits from each book sale (Min donation of €40) will go to Dress For Success http://www.dressforsuccessdublin.org/ which is an international organisation which helps women in need of help, back in to the workforce with interview and CV skills training, and the all important interview outfit. The fund-it campaign was launched yesterday to cover the cost of printing the book and there are a number of rewards. In addition to digital prints, from €25, the book (€45 inc postage in Ireland, €57 international postage) and the book plus an invite to the launch (€90) Trevor will photograph you in his studio from €500. Form an orderly queue ladies (and gents if thats what it takes!)
Link to fund:it donation page: http://fundit.ie/project/bare—a-photo-book-of-naked-portraits