The power of YOU in portraiture

I've been fighting this uphill battle to convince women to do portraits as they are. That means no makeup and no fancy clothes.

"But isn't that the whole point of what you do?" you may ask. I get women glammed up and in fancy clothes and photograph the best images of them. All true. I still do and I always will because I know what it feels like to have your makeup on and in clothes you love. Your confidence shoots through the roof. It's very entertaining to see how a woman changes before and after the makeover session. She stands taller, suddenly speaks more eloquently and there's this look in her eye. ALWAYS. She's a superstar! I love it!! That look and that feeling is why I do what I do.

But lately, after photographing hundreds of women there's a raw and vulnerable naked force that is not celebrated enough, and I see it in EVERY woman I photograph. It comes through most of the time during the consultation, when I spend time with her, I listen to her I speak to her, I hear her but most importantly I SEE her. I see what she would like, how she would like to look, how she would like to be perceived in her portraits. Every time we are able to create the magic she wants but never the magic she is. 

Naked and unashamed. Bare and flawless. Simple. Strong. Stunning.    

This type of portraits are deep. They convey a powerful message only the person can understand different people looking will see different things but only you know the truth behind those eyes. I haven't been more passionate about a project like this in a long while, and while i'm still facing a lot of resistance from women who do not want to bare it all to the camera, those who have haven't stopped thanking me.

So this is my invitation to you. Take the photo! You have nothing to lose. If you are an old client of mine, I will do this portrait session as my gift to you. If you do not like it, you would have gotten to hang out with me again at no cost to you. If you are not yet client, you should probably think about becoming one ;)

I can't wait to photograph you for all time.

xxElom.

 

Err, I just realized It may sound like I'm talking about nude pictures. I'm not. This is a portrait of your face. For old clients, the session fee is waived but as usual you will have to purchase what you absolutely love. If you would like to do this session and you are not a client, call me. 0507407838. Let's talk!                      

IDENTITY  Who are you?   

IDENTITY

Who are you?