When I started nude photography, I was expecting my clients to be young, good-looking, with hour-glass bodies to show the world. I was expecting beautiful-looking people.
Indeed, there were models, actresses, real stunners… even some famous people. But mostly, I was wrong.
People who came had something they cherish dearly, but none of them considered themselves perfect. Many were everyday people with everyday jobs, many are those we pass by without a second glance.
Real people, with nothing but a sheer drape to cover their flaws. Real people asking me, “This is who I am, this is how I look. What do you think? How do you feel?”
“Can you make me look beautiful?”
I was good with the camera, but skills and technique could never help with these questions. I wasn’t prepared for how intimate the conversations could become, and how vulnerable and exposed I would feel.
Taking photos of people is like having a conversation – you find out about each other, you share what you think, and your photographs express how you feel about them.
It is within these conversations that I’ve found beauty even among the smallest characters, a wondrous experience of accepting others, no matter how they look, how they behave, how different they are from society’s norms.
If you think beauty is about nice poses, pretty outfits, stunning backdrops and trendy locations, this place is not for you.
But if you believe love takes time, if you believe beauty is an expression of real emotion, you will remember your time with us as one of the most liberating, uplifting experiences you’ve ever had.