Charlie Naebeck | Resonance

Artist statement:

“This book is an exploration of the topic of body image and the diversity of the human form. How does one view ones self in contemporary society? Through the journey, volunteers ages 18-65 were photographed nude without any retouching of their bodies and interviewed to share their views of body image. The goal of Resonance is to open a dialog for positive change and acceptance of body image through awareness.

I lost a good friend to bulimia that inspired me to pursue this project. I have since had several people come out to me through this project that have shared their own struggles with eating disorders, bullying, and lack of self confidence. I have heard tales of those who wish to pose to support people that they know and love, and I have heard from people that wish to support and empower each other.

I hope that this book will help to empower, liberate, and give strength of those that I photograph to share that it is ok to be who we are in our own skin. Beyond this, I hope that everyone struggling with body image can see someone in this book that they can personally relate to, to know that it is ok to be who you are, what you look like, and to love yourself.

"The best way to send an idea is to wrap it up in a person." -H. E. Luccock