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Shy But Not Shy


Peep Eva Zar’s dreamy, intimate portraits of New York youth online. Shy but not Shy, a personal photography series, exposes and celebrates the background work that goes into virtual performances of femininity. Exploring the negative space of such stylized exhibitionism -- such as the more vulnerable moments before a selfie, the messy room that you crop out of the frame and the way you look at your body when no one is around -- Zar attempts to capture the intimate realities that tend to be overlooked when viewing someone's lnstagram feed.

Initially debuting on Paper Magazine, the project was later featured on several magazines such as Blonde, Hunger, Curated by Girls, Girls Are Awesome, etc. It was also exhibited at Kvit Galleri (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Lomography (New York, US).