is a Colombian photographer based in Barcelona who loves beauty; the type of beauty which is interpreted differently than the conventional way society normally defines beauty.
Most of her projects are inspired and triggered by disagreeing with the absurd body image media desires to sell consumers on a daily basis. She feels that they tend to trust the constant barrage of unrealistically skinny bodies, free from imperfections, that consequently interfere with how we perceive ourselves and how we assess and develop our self identity. It makes her happy to observe with other eyes and with an open mind.
She uses materials such as water, glass, plastic, paper and any other items to distort the images in a natural way. The body is seen through a layer of something, which doesn’t allow us to see the exact body form. It only allows us to catch glimpses of what is underneath, hence our imagination is left to explore the beauty of the body without prejudice.
More about Erika Arias and her works here.