Madgalena Wosinska

Courtesy of Madgalena Wosinska.

Photographer Magdalena Wosinska began taking and sharing nude self-portraits while on assignment in far-flung locales as a way to document her travels. These dreamy, personal images are now the subject of a new tome, The Experience: Vol. 1. “I don’t want to disclose the next volumes, because they are going to be a surprise,” says Wosinska, who will launch the book tomorrow night alongside larger-than-life prints at Dilettante Arts in Los Angeles.

Shot over the course of four years, the book is not arranged chronologically but instead mimics Wosinska’s professional wanderlust—seamlessly jumping from the crags of the California coast to the thick forests of Poland. “The minute you put clothes on, it’s an era. I wanted these images to be completely timeless,” explains Wosinska about her choice to strip. “But I didn’t want it to be vulgar. It was more about focusing on the whole composition of the body.” Rather than being overtly erotic, Wosinska’s nudity creates a sense of intimacy that is paradoxical to the sweeping landscapes she captures. A pro with a self-timer, her face is never completely visible in her photographs, much like her popular feed (@themagdalenaexperience), where her followers see more of her back than her face. “This book has a lot more nudity than I usually post,” says the photographer. Full frontal or not, The Experience: Vol. 1 is certainly an eyeful.