Photographer Creates Book Documenting Her Naked Walk Through New York (NSFW)

There’s been quite a bit of nude performance art around lately. Milo Moire has made an art form out of it (pardon the pun), with performances such as walking to Art Basel naked (see HERE), plopping an egg out of her vagina at Art Cologne (see HERE), and walking around an art exhibition naked while holding a baby (see HERE).

Luxembourg artist Deborah de Robertis also created quite a stir when she re-enacted Gustav Courbet’s painting “The Origin of the World” by revealing her vulva while sitting next to thos painting at Paris’ Musee d’Orsay (see HERE).

Photographer Erica Simone also decided to through her hat into the ring, stripping down to her birthday suit and strutting around New York sans clothes in her latest work Nue York.

According to Erica, this was was to convey the connection between humans and their clothes, and to break down taboos behind nudity:

“The way we dress tells a lot about us: who we want to be in society, who we want to assimilate with, how we want to be perceived, or simply is a way to be creative” Simone explains. “The thought of what life would be like if we didn’t have fashion to express ourselves or to interact with each other was an interesting concept that I felt an urge to convey photographically. I wanted to do it in a humorous and upbeat way and remove the traditional stigma of nudity being erotic.”

A portion of the sales from Nue York and print sales through the gallery will be donated to the charity organisation Beauty For Freedom, to combat human trafficking. Head here to purchase the book or a print.

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