From birth, we receive these behavioral guidelines that over time allow the appearance of these facets in our relationships, invisible to the naked eye, which will shape our personality day by day. Throughout our development comes the perception of how we are and how others see us. Thus, to interact in society, we create diverse mechanisms of defense, boycotting our desires and impulses to protect our intimacy and our real identity, unconsciously making us forget who we are. Ten bodies were photographed in the nude for “FLESH SPICE” to invalidate this invisibility, without modesty, interference or moorings, and on each of them, various seasonings, with their tones, aromas, and flavors, were used to make visible those distinct personalities we consume and which in turn destroy ourselves. Turmeric, paprika, curry, cumin, cinnamon, pepper, clove, and ginger. It is the spice on the flesh, properly speaking, that brings to the table this confusion of palates and meanings, like the various characters we use and create in different spheres of life, from childhood to adulthood.
Photography: Julio Leao