Skin, sand, skin

Sun-kissed skin and hair softly tangled by the afternoon breeze. Anton Shebetko’s quirky photo editorial is a light-headed memory of careless summer days.

Using naked bodies in artworks is nothing new – however, there are artists who still manage not to turn this practice into a stereotypical cliché. One of them is Ukrainian photographer Anton Shebetko, whose witty use of body parts in unusual settings and situations brings a fresh and funny perspective to the otherwise stiff nude photography. Limbs layered on top of each other, pieces of fresh fruit on the top of a model’s head, or squeezed juice on eyelids, its droplets caught in beard. Often using his friends as models, the photos remind of extravagant erotic games rather than styled shots.

His photo series called “Summer Moved On” is a perfectly honest documentation of the hazy beauty of one of the last summer weekend on an empty beach in Kyiv. Skin on skin—and a bunch of sand in-between—, an intimate touch, a distorted pose – just as fast as the sun disappears from the skyline before the night sets in, these gentle moments fade away with a blink of an eye. Now, as the cruel coldness of winter sets in again, it is perhaps the best time to revisit these captivating images and dream of carefree evenings and bare skin a little.

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Anton Shebetko: Portfolio, tumblr, Instagram, Facebook
Text: Anna Wim

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