"Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen" documents the photography by Erica Simone. The self-taken images bloomed from an initial questioning she had about clothing and the importance of fashion in today's modern society. Does it suggest to the outer world an impression on us? Does it segregate the people and adapt us into various social categories, and communicate our moods?
"New York City is a fashion mecca, where image and stature reign the streets. As I watch an image-absorbed society care more about the sales at Barney’s than the homeless people they ignore as they parade by, I began to ponder: “What would the world feel like naked? What if we didn’t have clothing to come in between us? Or if we couldn’t show off our social status? What if all we had were our bodies to express our personalities?”
"The point is not to be nude for shock value. I am simply an artist looking to humorously poke at some interesting thoughts about society and question who we are and embody as human beings inhabiting this home we call Earth. It’s now up to you to answer or raise these questions, as you like."
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. Check more about "Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen" HERE.