“Light Me On” is an artistic series by Reka Nyari. Her work received 1st prize in category “Beauty: Pro” at the International Photography Awards.
Notes about the artist (published at Flickr):
“I always wanted to be a painter…
I came to NYC when I was 17 to study Fine Arts at SVA… I sweated over large canvases, night after night, creating hyper realistic oil-paintings of nude men and women. I was angry, full of vigour, and aggressively against anything untraditional and “modern”. In the haze of hand stretching my canvases and egg-yolking my oil paints, I swore my lone alliance against photography, computers, and and God forbit, Photoshop!
After traveling the World for 3 years as a model, I came back to NYC and discovered that I liked being behind the camera a lot more than being in front of it… and well, even more that I liked being behind a canvas board.
These days I view my photography as the best way to express myself. They are my paintings. The raw image is just a bare starting point to something different, just as a nude model in my painting studio once was.”
Photos © Reka Nyari Link via Empty Kingdom