When a woman allows me to take their portrait, as she is, I feel an immense responsibility to capture her not only as I see her, but also capture her essence. As I write this, I think, her essence may very well be something that has not yet been discovered to her own self. Perhaps these attributes of what makes her whom she exudes may very well reveal themselves to us via these portraits. It is a huge responsibility, both as artist and subject. As an artist, because the responsibility lies in creating and capturing honest portraits; and as a subject, because she is trusting the artist, bravely so.
Earlier this year, I began a series of portraits by way of Body Study of individual women. This is something I have been wanting to do since the first day I photograph my first boudoir session a few years ago. It is quite difficult to explain how I feel when I create these raw and beautiful portraits of these women. The only way I know how to express how I feel is by creating. And although I am not sure where this collection of personal work will take me one thing is certain, I crave these more and more.