These pictures are the work of Sophia Vogel, a photographer out of Berlin. She has dozens of photos just like this, showing people doing everyday activities fully clothed. And then showing them doing the same thing, but wearing nothing at all.
It's all part of Vogel's photo series, titled "With And Without." Her goal is to present people in their natural state without being sexualized. By showing her subjects in the same pose in each state of dress or undress, Vogel is able to achieve that goal.
In a translation from Vogel's website, she explains, "In my photo project, which I started in April 2016, I am concerned about the naturalness of the nakedness, the feeling of well-being in my own body." She adds, "In order to counteract sexualization and to keep the focus on nudity as such, the intimate areas on all images are largely hidden by natural movements or objects."
She discussed her project further in an interview with Creative. "I want to point out that being naked should feel just as natural as being clothed," she stated. She also quoted German philosopher Heinrich Heine, who said, "If you think of it right, we are all naked underneath our clothes."
"We are observed and judged every day, and the fashion industry lavishes beauty ideals and criticism on us," she said to Creative. But Vogel wants her photos to challenge those standards. "By presenting all kinds of different body shapes and natural postures I would love to show that everybody is beautiful in their own way."
"Clothes conceal and can be used to mask one's insecurities, but in my opinion, people should stand up for themselves and resist society's body ideals," she continued. "Without their staged and superficial surface, people seem more genuine."
Vogel then has them remove their clothes and try to match the same pose. "Some feel more secure taking their clothes off, while others are more reserved," she said. "Each and every individual is able to take the time he/she needs in order to feel at ease."
On the "With And Without" website, she writes, "EVERYONE is called to become part of my project 'with and without.' We are looking for people of all ages...who are ready to show themselves in front of my lens as they are." No specific method for submission is listed, but the website does have a contact form.
In a translation from her website, Vogel said her love of photography started almost a decade ago. "In 2008 on a language trip to England, I discovered my love for photography. First tourism like everyone, but then more...my small analog camera (was) soon followed by a digital camera ."
Vogel next hopes to turn her "With And Without" photos into a book. With that in mind, she's crowdfunding in order to finance the project. To contribute, you can fill out the contact form on the website.