Portfolio No. 10
Portfolio of Akila Berjaoui composed of 8 images. 250 copies.
After almost a decade of taking pictures, Akila Berjaoui likes to be provoked. Gifted with a fierce curiosity, she’s constantly pursuing new inspirations, new encounters and new subjects. Influenced by artists like Bruce Weber, Hans Feurer or Juergen Teller, Akila Berjaoui’s work considers the female form. Her pictures give “body” to the body: curves are awakened by a play of light and shade, the skin’s texture comes alive, magnified through a drop of water.
Deeply connected to her native country, the young Australian artist reveals a sunny world where sea, sand and sky come together in an eternal embrace. In this hedonistic universe, sculptural, shimmering women appear like mirages. Sensual, intimate, sometimes provoca- tive, they abandon themselves lasciviously to the sun’s caress, the water’s swirl and the breeze’s gentle breath. These muses offer them- selves to nature like they offer themselves to the lens – without flinching, without concessions and without limits.
Through her work coloured with an evident freedom, Akila Berjaoui invites us to “Carpe diem.”
Portfolio delivered in its complete box set: Wombat N°10.