What is touch today? The word is most commonly used as a tech fetish and in an overly digitalized world what we touch over and over again is the same surface – our phones. Touch is no longer about physically interacting with another person, but interacting with the outside world through that tech tactility.

Cory Rice merges the two by creating images of fragmented bodies, focused on the details of the skin. By focusing on a sensation rather than the bodies themselves, the result is nudes that defy a consuming gaze and instead allow the viewer to engage with a digital image in a tactile way.

Photos: Cory Rice