Nuance Artist Statement


Spirit, you are separate from the container of your impermanence. Through patience and attention, your subtle presence is revealed.

Nuance (2008-14) takes the convention of the nude beyond a simple portrayal of beauty. By capturing unconscious, relaxed, and characteristic gestures of the body, the individual in the portrait is revealed.

The subject of Pedro’s photographs is the moment when the model relaxes his/her guard, capturing transparency and self-revelation, subtle shades of meaning, slight degrees of differences, feelings, and tones. Pedro’s use of natural light sympathetically illuminates the vulnerability of the subject, allowing the viewer to connect with the person in the portrait.

Pedro Isztin