Photographer Kim Lathe visits about the BARE Project. BARE is a collection of work examining what people look like when they take their masks off, both literal and figurative; the models in this series have bared their bodies and their souls. The images in the BARE series are of real people being honest, exposed and vulnerable. Each BARE model has posed nude or semi-nude and has revealed something personal about themselves – a secret, fear, struggle, dream or accomplishment, etc.
The only alteration made to the images was turning them from color to black and white; nothing has been photo-shopped or “fixed” on any of the models faces or bodies. BARE is centered on being honest, real, and raw. The interests pursued in this body of work include helping people to see the beauty within themselves, and to foster personal acceptance by celebrating honesty in the human body, mind and spirit. Lathe’s intention with this project and exhibition is to show the power in honesty and sharing the human experience.