These are the kind of shoots I just love. This chap didn't quite understand why I had asked him to model for me as, in his own words, "I'm no Adonis..." - but these 'models' are sometimes the best as they are quite prepared to let me pose them however I wish & don't look at me strangely when I appear to be shooting from odd angles.
Then - not only do I get some great shots that I can be proud of, but the model in turn gets to see themselves in a completely different light - one which hopefully increases their self-confidence, as we are all liable to focus on, and exaggerate our apparent faults.
And of course you should never pass-up the opportunity to hear another's life story some of whom wear them on the skin and should be rightly proud.
- Listening to: The wind in the maples
Seeing yourself completely from anothers point of view is possibly one of the most liberating experiences you can have. I am no Adonis, and quite frankly I no longer have any desire to be one. I am who I am, scars and all - and that's awesome!