Skin and Bare-Bones

L.A. photog shoots models at their most vulnerable

Oftentimes, the women of Barely Legal and the like are fully made up, but we like our ladies a little more au naturel. Dave Naz’s “Candids” exhibit at Perihelion Arts gives voyeurs a view of the models in between shoots, doing ordinary things such as signing releases and lounging around.

The L.A.-based photographer shot the images over a two-year span with a Leica film camera, sans flash, which gives the photos a grainy quality that adds to the bare-bones style of the models themselves. One such subject is porn superstar Sasha Grey, whose depiction shows her arriving to the set fully clothed.

“The look you get when a model hasn’t been around that long is different than the look you’ll get when they’ve been around two or three years,” says Naz. “I kind of like it when they’re not quite as confident in themselves, because there’s a vulnerability that shows.”


Fri., Oct. 16, 6-10 p.m., 2009
 
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