I am a firm believer that our bodies are mere vessels for our souls and our journey on earth. This is a series celebrating women’s bodies and their individual journey. I have chosen to not include faces in an attempt to depersonalise the image. I want the viewer to interpret the story each vessel is telling them. I want to celebrate this journey and, hopefully, do it justice by creating beautiful images through a medium to which I have dedicated a large part of my life. This series is on going.
Please Note: This is now an award winning series. Lens Culture has picked it as one of the winning series in their "Emerging Talent" competition. Click here for an in-depth description of the series. As part of the prize, one of the images was shown at the Klompching Gallery New York in March 2018.
BuzzFeed featured the series in one of their articles titled (click title) ” 7 Photo Stories That Will Help You See The World A Little Differently”.
Here is what they said:
“Two things in R.A. Tinoko’s process drew me to this collection: that faces are out of frame, and that it’s an ongoing project. Because of the choice not to identify the subject, this series is one of those times when the author does not need words to tell a story. You don’t need context to understand it; these bodies are anyone and everyone. The second point enhances this idea of inclusiveness. By not setting an end date, Tinoko drives the point home that everybody (and every body) is unique and deserves to be weaved into the wide, diverse fabric of physical beauty.”
Some of the images from the series were shown in February, 2019 at the Venice Audio Visual Show at The Palazzo Michiel.
Also one of the prints from this series has been picked by Brett Rogers, director of The Photographer's Gallery in London, as the gallery winner in the Photofusion members show.