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Update: Brian Cattelle’s Nation-Wide Project to Photograph Nude Women in Sites of Decay

photography by brian cattelle

Note: Contains nudity.

Last March we featured the work of Brian Cattelle, an American photographer who embarked on an ambitious project called “BARE USA.” The concept was simple, yet powerful: to travel to each of the 50 states, photographing nude models in abandoned buildings, thereby reinvesting scenes of neglect with beauty and new life. On November 15th, Brian went to Hawaii to shoot his 50th and final state. His website has been updated, and you can now view all the images from his travels. Prints are available here, and he will be publishing a book (digital and hardcopy) of the full collection.

Brian Cattelle, BARE USA - The Devil's Tower, WA - nude in abandoned hallway with graffiti

Brian Cattelle, BARE USA - Walalee Boys Industrial School, HI - nude in abandoned structure with graffiti and overgrowth

Brian Cattelle, BARE USA - Charleston Naval Hospital, SC - nude against window in derelict hallway

Brian Cattelle, BARE USA - Gila River Memorial Airport, AZ - nude by plane

Brian Cattelle, BARE USA - Skylark Mine, ID - nude and building on cliff

Brian Cattelle, BARE USA - Joyland Amusement Park, KS - nude on slides in abandoned amusement part

Images © Brian Cattelle