Photographer Amanda Charchian photographed her friends, nude and without makeup, in gorgeous landscapes. The results are completely stunning.
Los Angeles-based photographer Amanda Charchian is changing the way we capture nude women on camera. Her first photo collection, titled Pheromone Hotbox, comes out March 22, and the hardcover book features photographs she took between 2012 and 2015 of nude women in exotic locations across the globe, including Iceland, Costa Rica, Morocco, and Cuba. The women in the photos are all artists—ranging from fashion designers to poets—and friends of Charchian, posing in their most natural state. Charchian’s goal in her snaps: Not to sexualize these women, but empower them, and show how both the Earth and our bodies are natural wonders.
“I don’t think anybody’s looked at the pictures and been like, ‘Damn, that’s real hot.’ There’s body hair, there’s no makeup, there’s no lighting—it’s so raw,” Charchian tells SELF. “These girls wouldn’t look any different if they woke…
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