About: During our session, Julia and I explored a wide range of poses, some based on yoga forms. We added the blindfold to communicate an inward directed perspective. When Julia took this position, it perfectly expressed the contrast and contradiction of being open, yet inwardly contained.
About: Each pose is a collaboration between myself and the model. When I suggested the use of the Rococo chair and skull, A proposed a pose that was a bit edgy. There’s both a defiance and nonchalance here. The image is full of contrasts – the chair and skull; the in-your-face pose and her indifference.
About: I asked Azlyn to bring a prop or object that was meaningful, or in some way represented her. The Pride flag is perfect. As an emblem, it captures her vulnerability, strength, self-acceptance, and identity. I used a quick, sketchy approach to the drawing to convey Azlyn’s spontaneity, as well as the airy quality of the flag. We did a variety of poses using this prop. The body and flag counterbalance each other very well, I think.
About: Carly arrived for our session with 2 wooden bowls. She already has a pose in mind, and imagined the vessels as those illustrated in Tarot cards where water flows endlessly between each. I respond to the hollow, empty spaces of the bowls balanced against the wonderful solidness and strength of her body. It was a challenging pose to maintain, yet Carly has the power and focus to do it.