Photography and post production: Aubane Berthommé Martinez and Alexandre Frisiello
How do we take back the ownership of our body? This is the question Berthommé Martinez is asking in the series, Psychedelic Tropics. In a world where the artist is both objectified for her female body and queer gender identity, the artist finds the erotic strangeness that is projected onto her body, and by making a deliberately self sexualised series, Aubane reclaims the power of her own sexuality. Using bold colours, heavy grain, and cutting away parts of the image, the artist reminds us of the lack of control we may have over our own bodies in the perspective of the a heteronormative and orientalist gaze.