Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Stripped #12

"I'm not entirely sure why I stripped. I don't think it was so much a reason for doing it as it was being myself. That doesn't mean I'm a stripper. I am just saying that I am the type of person who, when given the chance to be entertaining, will. I took my clothes off in front of several people more or less for the hell of it. [My friend]'s dad laughed at my butt hair; [one friend] laughed at my pubic hair; [one of my girl friends] laughed at my penis... or at the fact that she saw it the first day we met. But it was ok. I just enjoyed it. I know you're not here for advice, but I think you should take your clothes off and have nude pictures of yourself put on the internet too!"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

FAQs (Under Construction)

Who are you?
My name is Gabrielle Loisel. I was raised by wolves. I am currently majoring in French and Creative Writing at Agnes Scott College. I've been taking photos for as long as I can remember. I like bees, tea, leather shoes, feminism, afternoon sunlight, my cello, bathtubs, red lipstick, cupcakes, and knitting. Oh yeah, and naked people.

Is this for school?
Nope. This is my own independent project.

How do you choose your models?
I don't, really. They choose me. I take whoever volunteers.

Do you tell your models how to pose?
Nope. I let them stand however they want. I think it alows their personalities to come through.

Why aren't these photos pretty?
Aren't they?

Are these photos Photoshopped or in any way photo-manipulated?
No. I think these bodies are perfect the way they are.

Why the poor lighting/photographic quality/etc. . . ?
I'm really just not that interested in making glossy images. I think that the subjects stand alone and don't need any extra bells and whistles to enhance them. . . One day I may have a lovely studio and an expensive camera, but right now, I have Eugene and I have my dorm room.

Who's Eugene?
He's my camera. I name my electronics.

So, basically you're taking full-body mugshots?
I'm trying to represent what's in front of me, right now, with the tools I have. Things are kind of on the fly.

Where can I find your regular portfolio?
Why, it's right here!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stripped #9

Stripped #8

This first shot (the one from behind) is my favorite so far. Usually I crop the photos, but this sweet lady did such an excellent job of filling the space with her presence. She was so excited to pose for me, saying that she found posing nude liberating, and I think that her confidence really comes across.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stripped #6

"I stripped because I agree with the premise of the blog, I don't think the idea of beauty as defined by the media should stand as the norm. I hope that the blog will continue to grow and re-define beauty. I am honored to be a part of it."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Stripped #5

"It was more of a test for myself. I was never confident with my body until recently. I told myself that if I could do this then I really was happy with myself, inside and out."

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Stripped #4

"I stripped to challenge myself. I stripped to try and start building confidence about my body. I stripped to help out a dear friend. I stripped so that people could see that magazines are fake, that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and that no one should be ashamed of the way they look!"

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Post


These photographs are neck-down only, front and back. These photographs are un-"enhanced” and unedited in any way. The models are not wearing any kind of body makeup. These photos are not meant to be attractive or perfect or sexy. They are meant to be honest. If traditional art is the idealized depiction of "beautiful" forms, then this is an anti-art project. This project is a protest against pre-packaged beauty and conformist aesthetics. It is a celebration of the human form. The purpose of this project it to promote discussion. This is part photographic catologue, part documentary, part cultural commentary, part political statement, but mostly it is a revolution.