Naked Berliners – The Daily Portrait Project

One of the best parts about coming to Berlin is the opportunity to meet new people. Berlin has so many wonderful people living here or passing through. And for a lot of people who visit or live here, this is what makes the city special to them. The openness, the diversity, the beauty of the difference.

For Czech artist Martin Gabriel Pavel it must have felt exactly like that. And he thought to himself: What better way to meet new people in Berlin than taking pictures of them naked? Yes, in any other city you would probably not have a lot of success, but here everything is possible. Daily Portrait Berlin is a kind of chain reaction started by Martin and now living a life of its own. He started the process by taking a picture of Elle in her apartment. Naked. She than took his camera and made a photo of M, who in turn took a photo of Jonathan, and so on. The next one in line can be a friend or a stranger. He or she doesn’t have to be naked. It could be you. See a selection of the results of the series of 365 photos below and follow the project on here.

UPDATE: The series has finished and is now available as a book and poster on the Daily Portrait website. Thanks for everyone who participated and shared this project!

Frank by
on March 16th, 2015
updated on December 13th, 2017
in Art, People, Photos

14 Responses to “Naked Berliners – The Daily Portrait Project”

  1. Javier Martinez Says:

    I would like to be photographed by some Berliner and at the same time to take photograph of another berliner, if possible.

  2. tina Says:

    hey , great project. and great portraits; I really love them. and love the introduction about the spirit of Berlin : openess, diversity… and
    I have a question : who “is” a Berliner ?? I mean, I’m born and lived for 25 years in Berlin, and now stop by and travel between Brussels and Berlin – and know a lot of “Berliners” who lives most of the time outside of this amazing town.
    What are they for you ? – for me they and myself are of course still Berliners – one time a Berliner: every time a Berliner!
    and we are the ones who still ” berlinern” .

  3. georgia Says:

    Love it!! Want to be part of the project

  4. Anna Lumo Says:

    Wonderful project, great photos !!

  5. Ivana Says:

    I find it so Beautiful*
    Nothing more Natural than this….
    I wish all Human Beings would be able to Free themselves the same way…& Beyond*
    I Love to be part of the Project! Thank You*

  6. Frederik Says:

    Beautiful, both vulnerable and strong

  7. Ricardo Says:

    But seriously, that guy’s library though.

  8. Gabi Says:

    Beautiful pictures specially the one of the girl in the curtains.

  9. Giles Says:

    What does the nudity add to the portrait series? Serious question, not being negative but inquisitive..

  10. Martin Pavel Says:

    Thank you for your kind comments 🙂

    Daily Portrait Berlin Book is finally ready for print! 🙂 We have finished the Book prototype and started crowdfunding campaign to print the book in limited edition of 2000 copies.

    You can pre-order The Daily Portrait Berlin Book on crowdfunding page only, till March 23rd 2017.

    Kind regards


  11. Simon Says:

    Javier Martinez, take a look on Craigslist Berlin section, or put an ad there for naked Berliners photo exchange. I am sure you will get some response there.

  12. Alan Says:

    Great photos. That looks really good.

  13. Yousef Says:

    Is that a swastika at min. 2:07 in the video?

  14. Frank Frank Says:

    Yes, but not the Swastika you might think. The one Hitler used was an appropriation of an ancient religious symbol that is still being used today by Hindus and Buddhists.

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