"Instead of keep looking for the right excuses to postpone a trip, I encourage you to travel.
Enjoy."

Thought for those people who live their lives only in places where they can feel secure, familiar and protected. Basically home, workplace and that same pub where they always go to pretend to have a break.
"Underwhere?!” wants to tell these people to take the chance to explore the incredible places they see on tv or in their dreams; the places they think is impossible to travel to. Although these beautiful destinations seem unrealistic to visit, they are easily available for any individual. No excuses.
In underwear?!
“As soon as I get home the first thing I do is take all my clothes off and just be in my underwear, because I am home.” (G.A. "Underwear is Home")
"Underwhere?!" has found the meaning of Home in an article of clothing, the underwear.
This project captured the essence of feeling at home in locations all around the world.
A picture in underwear around the world, to display that we can feel at home anywhere.
So instead of keep looking for the right excuses to postpone a trip, I encourage you to travel.
Enjoy.

In each photo you can find clothing left on the floor.
In between a shirt and a pair of pants hides the fear-derived excuse to procrastinate an awaiting adventure (the job, the house, the car, the family).
These are the same excuses we use every time we decide to procrastinate fulfilling our wanderlust.
Present in each picture, the clothing represent all of the things we possess.
Although it is right for us to use them, we also have the possibility to leave them on the side.
By removing the fear of the unknown, worries and prejudices, we now remove the obstacles that prevents us from traveling.

Body language plays an important role in each image.
The eye contact shared with the people in the background makes them the subject and the co-protagonists of the photos.
The nonverbal interactions represent an instant connection and sharing of an experience with the locals, which is the base of travelling for Underwhere?!

Underwear is home

"Underwear is Home" is a short video documentary on the life of G.A. a mysterious guy who, since 2010, travels the world in his underwear.
Fascinated by his incredible stories and his amazing photographic project called “Underwhere?!”, the filmmaker Julio Obscura, asked him to follow him on an ordinary day of his life for a singular interview. What he will find out is an extraordinary trip into the possibility of feeling at home anywhere in the world. With just a fresh pair of underwear and a big spoon of sarcasm, home can be anywhere. Must watch for real travellers. COMING SOON

Recent Work

"A free man lives on the border."

The Great Wall, 长城, Mutianyu, Beijing, China.

"Free show at the freak show! Let the wild run free! Roll up. Roll up."

Luna Park, Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

"Here someone has gone a bit too far.”

Cannaregio, Venice, Veneto, Italy.

"I wish I had my swimsuit on today!"

Ko Phi Phi Lee, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand.

"For those who think I lived in Australia and never learnt how to surf."

Opera House, Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

"What do you mean is not season yet?"

Amphoe Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

"My teacher told me only the British Army could straight me up from head to toes. I tried to be English for a day, it didn't work!"

Palace of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom.

"From Venice to Suzhou by gondola, good luck with that."

Cannaregio, Venice, Veneto, Italy.

"Home is where I park it."

Great Ocean Road memorial arch, Lorne, Victoria, Australia.

"Bored of having your lunch box sitting in the office? Let's go to China and get...nudle!"

Pudong, The Bund, Shanghai, China.

"What's the matter? Never seen a model in Milano before?"

Milan Cathedral, Duomo, Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

"Literally got into the green scene."

Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

"If they have been calling you "Communist" since the primary school, one day you will wake up in Vietnam. Good Morning Vietnam!"

Morning sunlight Bridge, Cầu Thê Húc, Hoan Kien Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam.

"Give me a T. Cheerleader for Thought."

Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia.

"There is something wrong here."

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.

"All you need is gone..."

Eiffel Tower, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Get In Touch

If you want to organise a photo exhibition in your club or gallery, please feel free to reach out with any questions at gerardo.abate@underwhere.it

Credits

Very special thanks to Claudia Hermosa Vidal, the most beautiful human being I’ve ever met in my life journey (Melbourne, Sydney, Vietnam, Bali, Gili Archipelago).
Special thanks to all the people who shared the Underwhere?! message with me, and decided to donate some of their time, skills and wonderful energies to make it happen. Ivan and Mary (London, Paris, photography), Andrea (Pisa), Giulio (Thailand), Angela, Fabio, Sebastian, Ema (Great Ocean Rd), Pietro (Shanghai), Elisa (Milan), Serena (The Great Wall), Alessia (Venice), Alessio (Website), Julio and Veronique (Underwear is Home), Corinne, Luca, Alessandra (Itinerary), and all those who helped and will help in future. Safe Travels!