Inkjet print in wooden frame: 3x 135x90 cm, 2x 60x90 cm, 4x 40x60 cm
self-published photo book
Photography: Julia Gaes
Texts:Julia Gaes and apl. Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd Wedemeyer-Kolwe
Design and typography: Julia Graf & Lilia Graf
Book concept: Julia Gaes, Julia Graf & Lilia Graf
Connectedness with nature - displays itself in many forms. Naturists feel this directly through their naked skin. During their naked hikes through German forests, they experience feelings of freedom, originality and rebellion. An unusual form of protest in our digital age, in which nature seems ever more distant to us and in which nudity is constantly present in the media, but seems to be increasingly withdrawing from our everyday life into the role of the private. In my photographic work "Die Naturisten" (The Naturists) I document, in the context of German naturist history, a group that is part of the new nude hiking movement and at the same time question the romantic image of the human in nature.
Werkschau 2018, FH Bielefeld