BODYSCAPES BY JEAN-PAUL BOURDIER
Jean-Paul Bourdier has really outdone himself with this one. “Bodyscapes” is a collection of surreal analog photographs in which he is gathering funding for a book of 240 works titled ‘leap into the blue’ in a kickstarter campaign you can find here. Bourdier concentrates on the beauty and geometry of the human body, combining landscape and flesh as a canvas to create a visual union, with all of the images having been shot on site in analog photography, without the use of digital manipulation.
“In working with the bare and painted body, I am also working with the demands and challenges of a body-mind state that I call ‘not two—many twos’. For example, without clothes the body regains its undivided primary nature, being intricately part of the forces of the universe. One and many. the visual works I come up with are thus a continual experiment of how we physically, rhythmically relate to this universe from the specific, intimate bodyhouse.”