I really adore photographing the female form. When I was a kid I never really had the obligatory teen heart throb images on my walls (except for that one of the lead singer of Duran Duran Mwwaahhh)...no mostly it was preRaphelite paintings like this:
With a sprinkling of Renaissance and paintings as well. I love classical posing. It is demure but incredibly concious of the beautiful curves of a woman's body. This is what I love...celebrating the curves of real woman and showing them as they are but in their most beautiful light...if that makes sense.
There must have been some energy created by all of that au naturale play as for the rest of the week every woman that came into the studio decided to take their kit off in one form or another. An artist came in and had herself photographed so that she can paint a picture for her husband for his 50th that he will not soon forget. One of our muses posed artfully covered by fabric and holding chandelier crystals that were special to her....beautiful. The final muse went out to our farm with us and we recreated some modern version of a JH Lynch painting that she loved in a swamp area that is there then we did some wood nymph, sexy vamp, and mermaid style shots in the rivers beach.
I can't show you their pictures as they are private for them but we did take some video of the hair and make up we did for these gorgeous creatures and hope to have it up on the site in the next couple of weeks so have a look out for that. All of the women that did these shoots were in their late thirties or early 40's. They wanted to capture that amazing point in their life. It is a magical time I feel where a woman really comes into her own skin. The twenties and early thirties at least for me were all about rejection of the beautiful gift of my body...But in my late thirties I am finally feeling like I belong in it....it is mine with all of its lumps and bumps and it has served me well this long. Sure there are parts that are not as amazing as other parts but they are my non amazing parts...now I think i will have to start looking for someone to photograph me too. :).
Getting up now to go do another one actually now that I think about it....Brilliant a nude day is always a good day. :)