Shae DeTar grew up between Pennsylvania and New York City. She creates otherworldly nude photography prints combining photography and painting.
DeTar shoots analog and digital photographs and then adds layers of paint to exaggerate color, create texture, and add an element of fantasy to the image.
She’s inspired for supernatural locations and exquisite costumes to create otherworldly photographic prints featuring nudes.
For her latest set of ethereal images, she shot both analog and digital photographs and then added layers of paint to emphasize color, texture and a fantastical element.
In an interview about her affinity for featuring the female form in her work, DeTar says, “Shooting nudes, I did make a very conscious decision to portray the female nude in a way where women didn’t feel like a sexualized object. I am so used to the media feeding us objectified, sexualized imagery of what it is that they think a female body means to people, and I’m clearly not alone in desiring to portray women’s bodies in a more powerful way than that.”
Shae won best editorial by PDN in the spring of 2016. Her work has appeared in several art magazines and specialized art books internationally. She has participated in multiple group shows in New York City, Paris and London.
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