Los Angeles-based fine-art photographer Eleonora Ghioldi learned about photography through printing the work of renowned photographers, including Helmut Newton, Graciela Iturbide, Lauren Greenfield, Wim Wenders and Donata Wenders. In her current series, Ghioldi aims to challenge the concept of female identity. “Women are identified primarily through their physical appearance in our society; their bodies are tools to express moods, desires, feelings and ideas,” she explains. By stripping away traditional elements that often define women in our contemporary society, Ghioldi presents the female form in its most bare state.
These images were captured with a 35 mm and a medium-format camera, and printed on 16 x 20 silver gelatin prints.