Kimbra Audrey started experimenting with self-portraits while working as a model in New York, about a decade ago. She had some notions on photography from her high-school years, and she rapidly learned that being at both sides of the camera was challenging yet therapeutic for her.
She wasn’t particularly comfortable with her own body when she started photographing herself nude. She was suffering from depression and the values that the fashion industry was perpetuating through her persona were hurting her. But she felt exploring her inner self in a healthy, creative and productive way could lead her to a brighter path.
Slowly Kimbra began to embrace her vulnerability and love her body the way it is. She just wants to create images that are natural, honest and raw. By naturally revealing her body and a variety of emotions where she and all types of women could feel identified with, she’s also breaking down some patriarchal expectations and preconceived ideas about beauty and perfection that can really hurt self-esteem.
Now based in Paris, Kimbra lives and works for the values she believes in. She photographs only in film, develops everything in her own darkroom, and never edits photos. She has learned to embrace the ‘imperfections’ and ‘mistakes’ that occur naturally. So simple, so pure.