I’m currently creating a nude photography project, Women Of The Wild, which I will be developing further during the Naked State residency. I believe there is a calling for humanity to rebalance the masculine and feminine counterparts within each individual, in turn restoring balance to society and the natural world. A disconnect from our higher self is the basis for the disharmony we are currently experiencing in both our inner and outer worlds, and so this series aims to showcase women embodying their feminine power and reaching closer to their natural, wild state.
Nudity and the human form have always been of great interest to me, and I do not want to sexualise women in any way. My aim is to create contextual art conveying the permeable connection we have to the natural world. We will not protect or respect what we do not value, and sadly most have failed to see the deep value in our self, nature and these infinite relationships.
Kelly Rose Hammond has photographed commercially for numerous clients and magazines in Australia and Europe since 2011. In October 2013 she moved to London to further her career and test her skills in an international market. Hammond says her participation in Naked State coincides with a pivotal moment in her career and art as she shifts to her “true nature dedicated to giving a voice to the natural world, spreading awareness and stimulating a shift in society toward a conscious and connected world.”