/ 2021 / Fine Art / Nudes

Mother Ink

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Nudes, Silver in Portraiture/Family
  • Company
    Reka Nyari
  • Photographer
    Reka Nyari
  • Credit
    Reka Nyari

Mother Ink is a part of my ongoing portrait series "Ink Stories", which explores women’s life-stories and sexuality through their tattoos. Leah, who grew up in a small town surrounded by normalcy, was inspired by art and rebellious women in faraway lands. She transformed her skin to reflect the extraordinary she felt on the inside. Moving to NYC, she got into an abusive relationship and became pregnant. Inspired by the love for her child and the strong women portrayed on her skin, she returned back to her small hometown to heal and to raise her son as a single mother.

Living and working in New York City, Reka Nyari’s practice spans from fashion and fine art photography and videography, to elaborate installation and performance pieces. Oscillating between mischievous eroticism and wistful splendor, her work employs and explores traditional ideals of beauty and gender to portray sexuality from a predominantly female perspective.

Awards 1st Place - 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Professional Fine Art Series, 2020.

1st Place - 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Professional Black and White Series, 2020.

1st place Winner of International Photography Awards (IPA) 2010, Beauty Pro Category