FEATURED in the 50mm prime group
April 23, 2012
Catherine was my “part time model” yesterday. I’ve wanted to take some “edgy” photos in one of my favorite abandoned buildings for a couple of years now – and today was the day!! I wanted to explore the light and the contrast of a person dressed up against the decay of the building. She wanted to find a use for her vintage nightgown and do a shoot that was a little more raw than usual. Together I think we captured a few good moments.
At one point I told her that she was very comfortable and natural in front of the camera. She replied – “That’s because you make me look good. This is so good for my self esteem.”
YES!!!! I was so glad to hear that because that’s exactly it!!! As when I started my Portrait Project – my goal is to reflect each person’s beauty back to them. We all have value!! We all deserve some paparazzi. I’m totally against the mainstream media’s definition of beauty – it’s shallow and short lived. Real beauty comes from the essence of a person – the revelation of pain, strength, hope and love in their eyes and wrinkles and imperfections. My desire is to use photography as a tool to empower people to see themselves in a new light so they can embrace and accept exactly who they are right now.
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