Demi Lovato has bared her soul – and a lot more – in a new Vanity Fair photoshoot.
The 23-year-old singer was photographed by Patrick Ecclesine at a Manhattan hotel at the end of last month.
In a post on the Vanity Fair website, Ecclesine describes how a vulnerable Lovato was still in mourning after the death of her great-grandfather the day before
But the grief inspired her to take the plunge and do the soul-baring shoot, with three rules; no clothes, no make-up and no retouching.
Lovato, whose album Confident is released on October 16, told the publication: ‘If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past day, it’s that life is too short.’
Ecclesine admitted that Lovato’s team were initially concerned, because Lovato’s great-grandfather Buddy Moore – who died at the end of last month – was such an integral part of her life.
She went on: ‘I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free.
‘What if we do a photoshoot where it’s totally raw? Super-sexy, but no make-up, no fancy lighting, no retouching, and no clothing. Let’s do it here, let’s do it now.’
Ecclesine noted it was half past midnight when the singer de-robed for the shoot, which includes a nude snap of her sat with back-turned to the camera while sitting on the edge of the bathtub.