an exquisite torture

The first experimental self-portraits, taken whilst waiting.

The series is composed by hundreds of small pictures and represents my first attempt to document my body in the form of a visual diary.

Using my own body as sybject was also a very important step to excercice in the male nude portrait. Also, it had a very strong influence on my view of myself and in the process to abandon social influences about body standards.

I learnt how to bypass concepts as being adequate or representable or socially acceptable.

an exquisite torture, 2006.