Through his routine use of the apps employed for Tryst Pic, Moco is continually struck by the strict and unforgiving list of preferences presented in select online profiles. Stipulations such as “no fats” or “no femmes” are frequent and in Moco’s view, problematic. His latest project is his response to the body-shaming and insecurity-inducing nature of such profiles.
Bare is a series of nude portraits exploring diversity in the male form through photography. Representing a wide array of subjects in exposed states, the project embodies the vulnerability and beauty of embracing one’s Bare self. Amplifying the voices of his subjects, Moco invites you to listen to recordings of the men discussing their bodies and the state of being naked.