For the past couple of years, Sophie de Oliveira Barata has been crafting bespoke prosthetic limbs—a leg containing mini-drawers or, more recently, ones boasting designs printed in 3D. Nadav Kander photographed the imaginative de Oliveira Barata and her some of the clients of her Alternative Limb Project for a portfolio published yesterday in The New York Times Magazine.
“After losing a limb, a person isn’t the same,” de Oliveira Barata tells the Times. “So this is a form of expression, an empowerment, a celebration. It’s their choice of how to complete their body—whether that means having a realistic match or something from an unexplored imagination.”
Kathy Ryan, director of photography
Joanna Milter, deputy photo editor
Nathan Parker, set designer