Bare-skinned stories

Intense yet tender, Dánae Cuesta balances between the extremes like the soft rays of sunlight tiptoeing on people's skin in her photography.

The Spanish photographer now based in Berlin focuses most of her work on capturing the pure reflections of people clad in not much but bare skin, revealing all of their facets dispersed in gentle sunrays; bold yet fragile. Dánae’s photography is proudly unretouched, showing us her subjects in all of their authenticity supported by the medium of analogue camera.

Skin on skin, the bodies are intertwined in each other, being reduced to us distinguishing them rather as individual body parts disconnected from the wholeness of their torsos, making genders and their normative representations entirely irrelevant.

 

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Dánae Cuesta: Portfolio, Instagram
Text: Gabriela Holesova

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