Landscapes of the Body is a portfolio of abstract low key photographic work created by award winning legally blind photographer Ted Tahquechi. This fine art collection showcases the form, curve, and texture of the human body in the Bodyscape style of portraiture. Typically faceless, a Bodyscape is a style of artistic close-up photography where images of the human form convey the impression of landscapes. Work in this style can range from abstract, to flowing and sensual.
Viewers of this collection will experience imagery ranging from softly lit, easily recognizable forms, to those more indefinite, thought-provoking and abstract. Throughout its black and white images, the collection explores both male and female models ages 19 to 76, with a multitude of ethnicity and body sizes ranging from petite to plus-size. While the imagery is of the nude form, it is not explicit, making this collection suitable for all viewers.
These images celebrate diversity in age, body size, physical ability and illustrate that the beauty of the human form is present in every body and not dependent on the idealized media-driven definition of physical attractiveness.
Landscapes of the Body is an accessible exhibition designed to be enjoyed by visually impaired and fully sighted viewers alike, in a multi-sensorial experience. Exhibitions are presented via traditional framed prints of the images, with accompanying audio descriptions for each image created by the artist. Audio descriptions are accessed with any smartphone by scanning a QR code. Tactile versions of selected images also accompany each showing, rounding out the sensorial enjoyment of this unique view of the human form.
If you would like to feature this body of work, in your establishment, details can be found on the contact page here on our website.
Landscapes of the Body is currently on display in the Lighthouse for the Blind gallery space located at 1155 Market St. in San Francisco. If you find yourself in San Francisco, I invite you to come view the collection.
Ted is an award winning public speaker and always willing to speak about his work with groups large and small. If you would like to schedule a zoom or in-person session, contact Ted via the form on the contact page.
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