Tell us something about your project Natus? What does it mean and what’s the meaning behind?
Natus is a new project of masculine photographs that were realized in a poetic way. We want to present the contemporary young free from prejudices, the false limitations of masculinity, the taboos of society. This project seeks to make the connection between man and his own nature. The nudity in the photos is related to the essence of our soul, this incessant quest to free ourselves from our prejudices and to be closer to our inner self, to what we really are.
Natus has this meaning of bare nature. Man is nature. Nature is free, so man is. Natus – the simplest form of being. Spontaneous, pure and real. A direct relationship with the true self.
How can we support your project?
The project has a campaign on a crowdfunding site revistanatus.com.br and is open for submissions until September 15, 2017. In return, as a reward the supporter will receive an uncensored, 112 page magazine with these pictures made for the magazine. Shipping is free for all.
Nudity and pictures of sexuality is a double-edged sword. Have you ever experienced that your audience completely misunderstood your intentions – and what did this do to your way of taking pictures?
Treating the topic nudity is complex, especially when nudity is masculine. The expectation was that the public would deny accepting, but what actually happened was a great public acceptance. I believe that the acceptance is due to a lightness captured in the images. People comment on the pictures or send a message praising the work and asking to be photographed in an upcoming edition.
What are upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
I want to continue with the Natus project, to make new editions. Other works already done are on my website andersonzomer.com.br/projetos.
Thank you for your time, Anderson. We wish you all the best and good luck with your wonderful project.
Check out Natus N°1 & Natus N°2 on Container Love’ Editorial.