Fredy Rivas

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The story behind this selfie:

I heard in a documentary that Nobuyoshi Araki was sleeping with all the women he photographed. I'm not sure if that was a joke but, as a photographer of naked women you hear this question all the time.

We live in a world of appearances, so I thought it'd be interesting to know how people would react when I introduce myself in my about section with an "after sex" selfie.

I proposed to make this photo series to some of my friends, explaining the following: "(...) you and I will appear naked in a bed and semi covered with sheets. Me with the naked torso and holding my camera taking a selfie of us pretending that a mirror is front of us. There won't be any physical contact between us. The idea is to make the viewer think there was a sexual encounter, when in fact I am wearing pants and nothing is really happening. People will be able to see behind the scenes version where there are no sheets and everybody can see everything was an illusion."

Click here to reveal behind the scenes photo.
Or visit the full selfie series: Optical Illusions



About & contact:

Artist & photographer based in Mexico City. For general inquiries:


fredyrivas@me.com
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