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Bold Portraits of People Wearing Pantyhose and Nothing Else (NSFW)

Marco Scozzaro

Mirror neurons are a family of neural cells considered to be the neurological base of imitation. I used this scientific element as a starting point to reflect on how different people follow the same way of thinking. It’s a projection on personal feelings such as solitude, detachment, shyness and the urge to connect with others.—Marco Scozzaro

In his series Mirror Neurons, Brooklyn-based photographer Marco Scozzaro takes a creative moment to reflect on conformism. He began by photographing a series of nudes in front of a neutral background and had the models wear a pair of skin color tights as a metaphor for conformism. Like most of his projects, Scozzaro creates simple and beautiful images with subtle elements, allowing for different layers of interpretation. After completing the series, Scozzaro realized that this work extends its topic to a broader range of issues including identity, gender, and relationships.

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Julia Sabot is the Associate Photo Editor at Dwell.

  • Layc Larson

    Why just because you take pointless pictures of naked people is it art?? What does this have to do with anything and how is it bold?

  • Glenn Davey

    The photographer wants us to understand how brown backgrounds can make even the shittiest of photoshoots even more boring. Now, where can I get some panty-hose? They’re rocking…

  • Glenn Davey

    Why is it humiliation? Is it humiliating for a man to wear panty-hose? See? We’re already having a discussion about Scozzaro’s art. You think you’re criticising the images … but it shows me how confronted you are. Right there, that’s art. You were too much of a fool to even know what you were looking at, or self-aware enough to take notice of your own reaction.

    it must suck to be you

  • Glenn Davey

    GlobalObserver, I doubt you’ve truly “observed” anything in your life.

  • Glenn Davey

    So this is porn to you. But did it make you wonder what panty-hose are for? If men can’t wear them, apparently, then what do they say about men and how we have expected women to dress in the past?

  • Glenn Davey

    Keep looking and notice the thoughts that come into your head as you view the images – individually and together. Then see what question arise. They could be questions about gender, about our expectations of women in society, about the brown background… you could have all kinds of reactions.

    Why am I telling a commenter on a photography website how to appreciate art?

    Just go on with your shitty, shitty, consumerist, unimaginative, unthinking life, you waste of space…..

  • Glenn Davey

    Good question. The answer is in your own stupid fucking brain. God-damn art is wasted on the mentally feeble…

  • Glenn Davey

    And you’re an unthinking moron

  • RRH

    Away with you, troll. Sad you have nothing better to do than to spread your shit on old comments. If it wasn’t so pathetic, I’d laugh.

  • Sherie Cordaz

    and you my dear Glenn are nothing but an asshole striving to be an intellectual genius on apparently everything and nothing . You are probably some failed artist who never really made it past the local library opening in your home town and your mother probably put the show together for you.You are now trying to relive your glory by trolling on mediocre sites like this and barking at everyone about what your perception of art is and then you spew your nasty shit out like your opinion even matters when they don’t agree with your perception or taste. Here, let me see what questions arise from looking at these ridiculous, pretentious photos that surely evoke questions, like “wow, I wonder if his balls are itchy”.go troll elsewhere Mr.Bitchy.you get back what you put out.

  • Sherie Cordaz

    because you are so supreme…. paaaahllleeeeeaaaaaasssee!