Essentia" (n.f.): Fundamental axiom embodying the soul and the intrinsic character of an entity; the quintessential core of its being.
In an era overwhelmed by digital manipulation and the relentless pursuit of perfection, this series stands as a tribute to humanity at its most genuine. Stripped down to their purest essence, the models represent the raw and unadorned beauty of the human form.
At its core, this is a study of portraits, delving deep into the exploration of the 'self'. Each image captures not just a face, but a soul, a story, and an identity, revealing layers of personality and emotion often hidden from the world.
Embracing a minimalist approach, every frame centers on the essential, eliminating any distractions or pretenses. The deliberate choice of black and white amplifies this focus, pushing aside the potentiel clutter of color.
I beckon you to look beyond the artificially heightened visuals that flood our senses. Instead, I urge an appreciation of authenticity, a pause to acknowledge the simple truths. As a devoted seeker of truth, my photos invite you to journey back to the basics, to experience the unvarnished elegance and honesty of each subject.