27.5.11

"FROM HOUSTON TO HUDSON AND FROM BOWERY TO THE BRONX, PHOTOGRAPHING MANHATTAN HAS NEVER BEEN SUCH A RUSH..."








"Nue York Self-Portrait of a Bare Urban Citizen"bloomed from an initial questioning about clothing and its importance in society today. Fashion and what we ear act as a language: they allow us to silently portray who we are or want to be, offering society an impression on us - whatever that may be. Fashion also tends to segregate and place us into various social categories as well as communicate a certain mood or particular feeling. This tool is quite pecious to civil society and as most people, I organically use clothing as a way of portraying my own image. However, in a city like New York, the fashion industry has a massive impact: people tend do be very concerned with appearance and the materialistic side of it, which became very real while I was photographing Fashion Week a few years back."

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"To clarify, I'm not an exhibitionist or a nudist - I'm an artist looking to humorously poke at some interesting thoughts about society and question who we are and portray as human beings."

Erica Simone

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