Tabata Roja is a 23 year-old photography student based in Mexico City.


She’s a self-taught photographer that began her formal studies on chemical photography about three years ago.

All of my work is film; in my stock there are always Ilford Hp5, Holga, Kodak and recently lomography film. I am crazy about the idea of how emulsion will react to certain conditions of light and processes of development.

I can spend hours in a dark room.

The past year-and-a-half has seen Tabata’s work shift focus to eroticism and nudism. This shift in focus occured because of some issues that have disturbed her since she can remember.

Since young I had a very large fixation for these two subjects, but it was not until recently that I took my camera and began to explore them through it. I realized that eroticism, nudism and women have always been seen from a male point of view.

These photos are for me a search. A search for an eroticism from the point of view of a woman, the beauty of the naked body and most importantly understanding.

I seek to re-signify a woman’s naked body. A definitive rupture with the idea that the naked body always has a sexual implication and reconciliation with human forms in their most natural state. 


Stalk more of Tabata Roja’s work on Tumblr and Instagram.

Model: Daisy Hidalgo