Olivia Mroz’s HIDDEN PLACES is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Title: Hidden Places

Photographer: Olivia Mroz

Date of publication:  2014

Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 15 x 21 cm

Number of pages: 40

Edition size: Limited amount left to buy on http://oliviamroz.bigcartel.com/

Publisher: Self Published

Retail price: $25 AUD

Summary of Project:

“Hidden Places is a series of nude portraits focusing on the female form shot on 35mm film. It looks at the theme of identity; the self that is uncovered through the act of derobing. People are most uncomfortable when not wearing clothes and I think that this raw, true human self is what is beautiful. Each model is placed in spaces that reflect their raging internal environment, their own personal battles, that which are usually kept hidden from the public. The main goal is to show what lies beneath, a slither of a hidden secret – the vulnerable place you are put in when being exposed. Everyone has insecurities, and such portraits can aid in the ease of those feelings and help people come to accept others and themselves as they truly are, even those who are deemed to have the ‘perfect’ body type.”

Olivia Mroz