Imprinted Woman by Elena Ray

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When I was preparing to shoot this nude series I knew I didn’t want to create images to stimulate the male libido. I was seeking a psychologically expressive female figure for myself. Some of the feminist literature that has influenced my thought in this area is a book by Linda Nochlin “Women, Art, And Power And Other Essays”. In this book she reaches an all time high in feminist rhetoric when she photographs a male nude holding a tray of banana’s held at knee height….!! So refreshing!
This Image “Imprinted Woman”. Photo montage printed on Kinwashi. Three images montaged in Photoshop: Nude, Chinese calligraphy pattern, and cut radish (the vegetable) pattern. The final image was printed on an Inkaid prepped Kinwashi paper. 11’’ x 14". The radish “paper” is very interesting; a small sheet about 6 × 8 inches of thinly sliced radish rounds pressed together into a translucent sheet. I found it at Hiromi Paper in Santa Monica


  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 7 years ago

    What a magical shot, Elena! Love the thought process you’ve put into this!

  • Naomi Mawson
    Naomi Mawsonover 7 years ago

    Your work is amazing Elena (by the way – my daughter’s name is Raya Ellen)

  • helene
    heleneover 7 years ago

    Beautiful work Elena – and I can so relate to wanting to avoid the female stereotypes!

  • Sharon Bishop
    Sharon Bishopover 7 years ago

    I love the layering here – it has worked to well with this mage.

  • Antoine Dagobert
    Antoine Dagobertover 7 years ago

    Wonderful works i love the way you’ve styled this one..the layer works very nice to add more appeal

  • Damian
    Damianover 7 years ago

    Wonderful image, love the layers of designs!

  • Vansk
    Vanskover 7 years ago

    great image, love the transparency of the body.

  • Benjamin Scheurer
    Benjamin Scheurerover 7 years ago

    brilliant image!…I love the different layers…

  • Marie Magnusson
    Marie Magnussonabout 7 years ago

    wow Elena , you’ve got some very cool images here, brilliant stuff, love thiis

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 7 years ago

    superb/love this

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