Left and Right

Mari

The girl on the left is slender.  The girl on the right is not.  The girl on the left is what society idealizes.  The girl on the right is not.  The girl on the left gets told to eat more.  The girl on the right gets told to eat less.  The girl on the left gets dirty looks. The girl on the right gets dirty looks.  It is assumed that the girl on the left has an eating disorder.  It is assumed the girl on the right never gets off the couch.  The girl on the left gets her wardrobe criticized for being too revealing. The girl on the right gets her wardrobe criticized for being too boring.  The girl on the left has been trying to put on weight for years, and the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong.  The girl on the right has been trying to lose weight for years, and the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong.  The girl on the left and the girl on the right adore each other. The girl on the left is an opera/church singer with two children.  The girl on the right is an artist and photographer with two pets.  Both are more than a picture.  Both are so much more than what you see.  So are you.  So is everyone.

I’ll be doing more pieces like this over at Patreon…love to see you there!

 

Poison Ivy

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The exquisite Lily VonTrapp came over to shoot some pin up/boudoir…I had texted her a picture of the green fabric I picked up, and she offered to bring her Poison Ivy burlesque outfit to play with.  Obviously, that was a no-brainer 😉  I love all ivy details she came up with!  It’s a little hard to see here, but if you look close, you’ll see that her lipstick goes from red to green!

In other news, I’ve started a Patreon page!  I’ll be sharing fuller photo sets there, never before seen shots, and migrating most nude work over there as well.  I’ll be sharing more about my personal journey as a photographer and a subject there, and digging deep on confidence and how people can feel better in their own skin.  You can even sign up for a monthly print club!  Link is here:  Patreon

With your support, I can reach more people, create more intricate shoots, and help heal those who need it!  Thank you in advance.

Cooling Off

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You know what’s funny?  This shot of the lovely Lily Von Trapp was taken at a big group shoot party, put together and styled by Celeste at Poppy Seed Roll costuming, with a really campy fun John Waters theme…and then I got this image.  Not exactly in the spirit of the theme, but a nifty moment of tranquility…and a cool way to show off the makeup by Michelle Munoz.  Sometimes results can surprise me.