It’s Monday morning already. And no doubt we all probably have more work to squeeze into today than we can actually manage. But its sunny so before we get stuck into this week let’s start with some joyful, rebellious, uplifting, and at times serene self portraits from the courageous, and yes, very naked photographer Magda Wosinska.
Magda's new book, The Experience Vol. 1, and accompanying exhibition is having its London launch at the Webber Gallery Space on the 16th April. The project, shot over four years and taken using a self timer, documents Magda's travels across the world. With its countless beautiful landscapes, Magda, arms outstretched, takes it all in and takes us along with her for the ride. When asked why she chose to shoot her self portraits in the nude, Magda states she was trying to achieve a sense of timelessness within the images.
Shooting my self portraits nude really captures the beauty in nature rather than classifying an era. If I wore a flannel I'd be grunge, if I wore a leather jacket I'd be metal. So in bare skin you can't tell what year it is or social class or era you come from.
I met Magda four years ago when she was visiting from LA. Fully clothed, she is every bit as rebellious and cool as her photos. She was just about to embark on this project and we talked a lot about being impulsive as a photographer and how she tries to capturing the truest sense of freedom in her images. Judging from this book I would say she has succeeded remarkably well.
Maybe we should all take a leaf out of Magda’s book on this sunny Monday morning. Or at the very least get yourself down to the book launch and exhibition. Book signing and unique one off prints will be available on the opening night only. The Experience Vol. 1, opening 16th April at Webber Gallery Space, 18 Newman Street, W1. Magda is represented globally by Webber Represents.