However, in a role where women are willing to appear without clothes in front of me, an absolute stranger, a woman’s sense of self takes on huge importance to me.
A popular view of middle-aged beauty is that it’s all about the skin: about how you look, about the image you present, about how you are perceived. Too often that is correlated to beauty treatments and plastic surgery.
But I shoot my models without makeup artists. I shoot women from 18 through their 60’s and I have to tell you that attitude about one’s self and her place in the world has more to do with how a woman sees herself and how others see her than many other factors.
It’s easy to understand that a strange woman would be nervous about taking off her clothes — but how do I get so many smiles, such full body laughter, so many pensive and reflective expressions? Simply by letting the model be herself.