I would have called this book "Adam's Rib", but the story of how a human body part was used to create something new has already been told in another best-seller. Besides, I work with both male and female models. But my purpose is quite similar: I usually use a small part of a model's body, and try to transform it into something new, more abstract, using tight framing, wide-angle lenses, slow shutter speed, refraction/reflection from the water, or a combination of these effects. I am also quite interested in exploring the relationship between the body and its natural surrounding and I try to capture the harmonious symmetry of the human form in nature. As humans, we use our bodies as a yardsticks to understand our surrounding universe, we use it to DEFINE what is beautiful. I am convinced that if we looked like spiders or cockroaches, we would be attracted by spider- or roach-like shapes. What I am trying to do is use parts of the human body, extract them from their context and transform them to create something that "looks" like a human body, an object abstract that has become abstract but has conserved its beauty and erotic load.
Keywords: abstract, nudes, figure, landscape, black and white, photography, fine art.