The Work of Bettina Rheims

April 22, 2014

Bettina Rheims photographs models for the first time, placing them in a closer and more intimate relationship to herself. She captures the women waking up in the morning, still half-asleep in the throes of a beautiful agony between pleasure and suffering--what they feel in this moment can only be read in their eyes. These women pose nude or in lingerie, their skin still marked by the imprints of their undergarments.