My name is Hugo and I am an actor, performer and professional model based in São Paulo, Brazil. 100 NUDE Shoots (of Hugo) is a photographic project where I’m in the process of being portrayed in 100 nude photoshoots by 100 different artists with their own unique concepts, views and interpretations of nudity. You can see all of the already published photoshoots here.
I started this project not as a photographer but as a model, in order to “unite” so many different contemporary views and concepts about nudity and, perhaps, help blur the lines that still distinguish, when the human body is portrayed, fine art from amateur, fashion from erotic, artistic from pornographic, and in this process try to convey that being nude is being human, and the actions and the art we do with it should not need excuses or permission, or be subject to any kind of censorship.
On my early thirties I discovered — not too late — my desire and capacity to tell stories and pass important messages through acting, performance and visual art. I believe that in order to flourish, we must strip mind and body from repressive bounds and straps and not be afraid to embrace and show who we really are, from the heart to the skin.
Obviously, many of the photos in 100 NUDE Shoots contain nudity, so if this warning means anything to you, be warned and proceed at your own discretion.
None of my photos published here, either taken by me or collaborating photographers, may be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, uploaded or used in any way without my previous written permission. Please contact me for any publishing matters.
Also write me if you are a photographer and would like to partake. I’m also just as open to collaborations with non-photographer visual artists, either in side-works to my project, live modeling, or the production of artworks based on my photographs. I’m also available for discussing any other acting or modeling work.
Finally, if you’d like to promote your product, service, site or event on my project’s website and social networks, see this page. I get a mean of 2,000 views a day of a very specific audience, with peaks of up to 40,000 on days of new publications.