Demi Lovato is baring it all.

The pop star appears completely naked and makeup-free in a new series of portraits by photographer Patrick Ecclesine.

The photo shoot took place in the wee hours of the morning at a hotel room in New York City.

The provocative (and gorgeous!) shots, which appear on Vanity Fair's wesbite, include one of Lovato, 23, from behind sitting with her bare butt on the edge of a bathtub.

In another, the "Cool for the Summer" singer is in the tub and cupping her breasts with her hands.

A couple of the pics taken in a bed include one of Lovato naked and on her stomach with a camera in her hand.

In an essay accompanying the photos, Ecclesine writes that the two were talking about "sadness" that night because Lovato's great-grandfather Buddy Moore had passed away the day before.

Demi Lovato, Vanity Fair

Patrick Ecclesine exclusively for Vanity Fair

"If there's one thing I've learned in the past day, it's that life is too short," Lovato told Ecclesine. "I'm about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk? What does it mean to be confident? It means letting go, being authentic, saying I don't give a f--k and this is who I am. I want to show the side of me that's real, that's liberated, that's free."

She suggested a "totally raw" photo shoot without "makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching and no clothing."

They shot until about three in the morning.

"The reason I decided to do this photo shoot was because when I think of confident I think of many things, but one thing in particular is feeling comfortable in your own skin," Lovato says in a video, also accompanying the photos. "I thought there was something incredible about the idea of no makeup whatsoever, no clothes and no retouching."

Lovato felt confident that night. "It's empowering and it shows other women that you can get to a place where you can overcome the obstacles of body image issues and you can feel comfortable and confident in your own skin," she says. "In the past I suffered from eating disorders and I basically went from hating every single inch of my body to working on myself and trying to figure out ways to love myself."

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