New Book: Embody
"To be an expression of and give tangible, bodily or visual form to an idea,
quality or feeling; to incorporate and become an example of."
"What a fantastic book you've made. I'm blown away
by both the photos and the prose." - Diane Bach, DR Bøger
In the photo book Embody, author and photographer Lone Morch examines the light and the shadows in women's bodies, minds and psyches. With a loving gaze, artistic nerve and poetry, the book reveals how women today work hard to connect to their own bodies, on their own terms. The book presents fourteen years of confidential photographic encounters with women and offers a rare peek into women's private space as they undress before the camera to explore the many facets of their beauty, sensuality and eroticism.
Embody is a coffee table book, hard cover, 176 pages, 110 photos, texts in Danish & English.
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I fotobogen Embody udforsker fotograf og forfatter Lone Mørch lyset og skyggerne i kvinders kroppe og i deres sind og psyke. Bogen afslører kærligt og med kunstnerisk nerve og poesi, hvordan kvinder i vor tid må kæmpe for at opdage og få adgang til deres egne kroppe på egne præmisser. Bogen præsenterer 14 års fortroligt fotografisk arbejde med kvinder og giver et sjældent blik ind i kvinders private rum, mens de klæder sig af foran kameraet for udforske skønheden, sensualitetens og erotikkens forskellige udtryk.
Embody er en kunstbog på 176 sider med 110 kunstfotos samt tekster på dansk og engelsk.
Embody ships world wide. It’s also available here:
At Louisiana museum, Gl. Strand Museum, Fotografisk Center, K.F.Møller Bøger, through all Danish book stores, online stores, such as saxo.com, and you can even borrow it at the library.
In the U.S. you can buy and order it at Book Passage, San Francisco and The Strand, New York.
Want my personal dedication? Buy it here.
Women talk about being photographed
Going behind-the-scenes on Lone Morch's photographic process and her book, Embody.
A few reviews of embody
What a wonderful project. Strong photos that show the female body in ways we rarely see that leave us with a lot of emotions. When the shamefulness of the normal is completely gone, the body is so beautiful and lovely, and it can begin to sense and be sensed in return. Wow. –Camilla Stockmann, journalist Politiken
This book should be on your table not for the pretty green binding or the lovely women -- it should be on your table to remind you of your own humanity, and to delight in the bravery humans have within them. I totally recommend this book, the images and the voice it lends to our time. - Sarah Kornfeld
This book challenges us to extend our own lives beyond the awkward split-second of perfection, to question our own myths, see ourselves in a different light, and—though this is a rare occurrence while reading a book—to be transformed ourselves. – Erin Byrne, travel writer, script writer and author
You don't just want to see her work, you want to be her work. – September Williams
Embody pulls back the curtain on women who are contemplating their own nudity, their own skin, their own beauty, on their own terms, in their own light, in their own shadow. It’s about women's own freedom but also the extraordinary vision of the photographer who grants them the freedom to be viewed as they see fit. Veil by veil, woman by woman, image by image, page by page, Embody reveals a healing vision for a wounded world. - Phil Cousineau, author, teacher and film maker.
A gorgeously shot and captivating set of photos of women of all ages, shapes and sizes - interspersed with stories of the women's very core, some feeling fierce, proud, and feminine, some feeling vulnerable, unmasked, and raw. I so appreciate this book for sharing and making visible -- truly embodying -- the wildness and eternal beauty of the human spirit, as seen with empathy and creativity through Morch's camera lens. Read about her own journey as an artist, woman, friend, wife, and daughter--- a lovely bedside book. - Monica Flores
For a heterosexual man there's something nourishing, inspiring and titillating about looking at women. Dressed women, naked women, women partially hidden in the shadows or behind veils, women with no faces, ankles, hands, eyes... the feminine is captivating. All this you get in Morch's book. Clearly, this is a book of, for and with women. It wants to reclaim the female body and sensuality; and give us a glimpse into the female universe, motives, secret and stories. It is precisely its female orientation that makes it a relevant book for men, who want to learn about women. Helping us - even more - to look at women, not only with the eyes of desire, but also with a loving gaze. A lot tells me it's highly necessary - #metoo. - Bo Heimann
I love your focus on sensuality and that you insist, that intimacy is for every woman, and the way you work with contrasts - between the raw and soft, the search for connection in some women's eyes and the inner focus in others, desire and innocence, black and white, the unpolished surroundings and the beautiful bodies. What particularly touches me about your book is the playful, sensual but also confrontational role you get to play in the women's lives, it's so liberating. A transformation the women could hardly achieve mentally, but only through experience. The paradox is that the photographic staging so often criticized for creating false self-images, in this case does the exact opposite. Finally, it's such a lush book - titillating, beautiful, sensual, tactile - and I love the feel of the green fabric cover. - Christina Prinds
Photographer, Storyteller, Speaker, Adventuress.
Lone Morch lives on the crossroads of art, body, identity, culture and change, where she examines, calls forth, captures and communicates the human experience – especially the female journey – in writing, photography, speaking and story-work explorations. Join her here...