Photographer Erica Simone questions fashion and it's role in our lives through a nude self portrait series for her new book, Nue York. An LA native who moved to Paris and now, New York, Erica is known for her nude self portraits. Here's a little background from the artist herself on her new project through L'Oneil de la Photographie:
Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen bloomed from an initial questioning about clothing and the importance of fashion in modern society. What we wear acts as a silent language allowing us to portray who we are or want to be, suggesting to the outer world an impression of us—whatever that may be. Fashion tends to segregate us as well as adapt us into various social categories, also helping us communicate our moods. This tool of expression is quite precious to civil society and as most people, I organically use clothing as a way of portraying my own image.