Why I do this
Three days before my first birthday, I had an accident that left me with third degree burns on my shoulders, face, neck and scalp. Throughout my childhood I was constantly ridiculed by other kids because of my scars. Even those I trusted and thought were my friends would eventually betray my trust, and being the subject of constant ridicule and teasing left it’s mark. As a result, I became very introverted and shy. It also didn’t help that along the way, I had some mentally and physically abusive adults in my life, namely my father and my step-father.
As I grew older, my scars became less noticeable and I soon realized that being different was not always a bad thing. However, my childhood experiences left a mark on me and at times I suffered my insecurities and self doubts. Eventually, photography became a way for me to help myself repair those scars.
When I started in photography, my interest was the human form in the context of the performance of a dancer or capturing images of the body in sculptural forms. This interest then gave way to working with models to investigate other topics in exploration and experimentation - fashion, fetish, glamour, and ultimately, erotic photography.
Eventually, I came to where I am now, focusing on the two main topics of Intimate Beauty and Natural Eroticism. These two topics compliment each other very nicely and have been the basis of my work for the past few years. While I am focusing on these interests, I am also still open and interested in many styles and genres of photography, so don’t write me off because you think I have a single-minded focus.
I also understand that many models can be put off by the words ‘intimacy’ and ‘eroticism’. In creating my images, I look to find a comfort zone with my models, a place where they can relax and be themselves and feel free to do whatever comes naturally for them. It’s not my aim to push boundaries or to go beyond personal limits in order to capture the images I want — clearly the model must be able to trust me and to know that I am not going to betray her trust.
By building this trust I am reclaiming and removing my fears about betrayal from my past. So far, it comes and goes and I never know if I am getting closer to or further from some clarity in this, however, what will remain are my images. Those images are proof that these moments existed, that time was spent in a positive and constructive way, to create something special, to recapture a difficult memory and turn it into something positive and constructive.
If you are a model and you want to join me on this journey, I invite you to get in touch. I do not have special requirements, you do not have to fit a type and I will never judge you based on your measurements. I am interested in you and helping to express your personality and soul in a beautiful and meaningful way. Nudity is not required either.