A Photographer’s Nude Self-Portraits Revitalize an Abandoned House [NSFW]

In this time of rampant urban decay and home foreclosure, there are plenty of photographers capturing the desolate beauty of abandoned buildings. But few juxtapose these left-for-dead spaces with visions of life, as Australian photographer Jana Maré does in a new series of nude self-portraits taken in a deserted home. “To perform in front of camera – to appear sculptural and at times lifeless – makes me feel alive, especially inside forbidden environments with limited time to photograph,” she says in her artist’s statement. “The work is intuitive with a sense of urgency and spontaneity.” View a selection of NSFW shots from the series, which we discovered at Beautiful/Decay, below, and visit Maré’s website to see more of her work.

Photo credit: Jana Maré