/ 2017 / Fine Art / Nudes

Out of focus nudity

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Photographer
    Dimo Dimov, Bulgaria

Nudity has become so easily available nowadays that people seem to
have been getting resistant to it. The image of a naked beauty in
contemporary consumerist society is being constantly used to sell
everything – from toilet paper to cars. As a result nudity has lost its
genuine aesthetic qualities and has become a mere tool for capturing
buyers’ emotions counting on the activation of sexual instincts and
suppressing the antique philosophical meaning attributed to the well
shaped human body as an emanation of unity between the outer and
inner human selves. My photo series try to explore if nakedness can be
perceived in a way different from that of sheer sexuality, and closer to
the ancient notion of perfection, and if we are able to capture and
respect nude aesthetics in blurred images that only hint on the real
bodies’ shapes and contours.

Dimo Dimov is an emerging photographer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. His various background includes school drop-out at teenage and work as construction worker, welder, driver, turner and miller while attending evening vocational school later followed by bachelor, master and PhD studies. In 2016 Dimo graduated from a one-year photography program at NATFA, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Awards -FOCUS photo l.a.
Top 20 finalist, FOCUS photo l.a. Winter 2016 edition

-ND Awards (Neutral Density Awards)
Honorable Mention - Fine Art - Conceptual
Honorable Mention - Fine Art - Conceptual
Honorable Mention - People - Portrait
Honorable Mention - Fine Art - Nudes
Honorable Mention - Fine Art - Other
Honorable Mention - Special - Open Theme

-IPA - International Photography Awards
Honorable Mention in category Fine Art- Nudes

-ArtSlant Prize
9th ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner

-ArtSlant Prize
7th ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner

2016 Exhibitions
-SHOW YOUR WORLD, 2nd International Juried Exhibition, Gallery MC, New York City, USA (digital projection);
-Group show "Out of the city" at Atelier Alen gallery in Munich, Germany (second place BEST OF SHOW WINNER);
-Group Show “Haunted” at Darkroom gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA;
-2ND Annual Group Show at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, USA- juried by Paula Tognarelli;
-Group Show "Stories" at PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary;
-Group Show “Travelling” at Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece;
-Graduation Show 2016 at National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2015 Exhibitions
-International Exhibition for Paper Art, in the framework of Sofia Paper Art Fest, Bulgaria.