Corpus – Alejandra Figueroa – Photoshoots I’ve loved #22

This week it’s “Corpus” by Alejandra Figueroa. I was given this book for my birthday and I’m absolutely in love with it.

Alejandra Figueroa was born in Mexico but moved to Paris in 1992. Her work is mainly concerned with sculpture, stained glass and architecture. She was commissioned to photograph the statues of the world’s greatest musuems.
This almost-A3-sized hardback book is a study of the human form. It is the fruit of several years of labour. It features abstract imagery of the beauty of the nude figure; parts of bodies: hands, feet, parts of faces. The images are presented in such a way that the viewer thinks they are viewing real nudes, flesh doesn’t look like stone. In this way, Figeroa acts as sort of an “anti” Medusa figure with her camera: instead of turning people to stone with it, she is turning stone, human. This book is a beautiful monograph of fine-art abstract imagery.

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All images from Alejandra Figueroa.fr. Click on the image to go to the webpage

What do you think of them? Are they “too abstract”?

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Bucket list post #9

 

 

Apologies for the lack of posting, I had trouble with my iMac last week and then I was sick for a few days this week but I’ll get back to regular posting from now on! I also made a tumblr so go check that out. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it yet but I’ll figure it out. On to this post: number nine in my bucket list series: photograph the illuminated Eiffel Tower. Everyone should visit Paris at some point in their lives, it’s just one of those iconic cities that everyone should see (also the subject of that incredible Woody Allen film: Midnight In Paris). I’ve been to Paris once before but that was when I wasn’t that much into photography so I didn’t take any photos, I was also very young so I think my dad was in charge of photo-taking duties. I’m looking to go to Paris for Paris Photo in November (if I can get someone to go with!). I’ll get to photograph the Eiffel Tower soon!