Tadao Cern Photographs Unaware Sunbathers for His Latest Series

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Jul 23, 2014 • References: tadaocern & featureshoot
Photographer Tadao Cern's latest series, 'Comfort Zone,' candidly captures unassuming sunbathers as they slumber on the beach. The objective of the series is to examine the contradictions between our impulse to hide our imperfections, and our willingness to let it all hang out on the beach.

Because Cern's subjects are unaware they're being photographed, they don't make any move to conceal or posture themselves. Instead, they rest easy, covering their faces and leaving pretty much everything else exposed.

While some may wonder about the ethics of photographing sleeping sunbathers, it's important to remember that the beach is as public as arena as a bustling sidewalk; we've simply just deemed it a permissible zone to flaunt our nudity -- imperfections and all. Stats for Slumbering Sunbather Photography Trending: Older & Mild
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