ABOUT: In her online job, my model often uses masks to both disguise her identity, create allure, and create a ‘character.’ The rabbit mask is one of her recent additions. It’s sexy, humorous, and a bit menacing. It perfectly compliments the other elements of her ensemble. She says that, for her, the costumes allow her to project into a part of herself that she cannot, or is unwilling, to present in the rest of her life. For me, the artist-model session is a place for the model to be whatever she/he wishes to present. After all, being naked we are our true self.
ABOUT: Kasey speaks animatedly about travel and far away exotic places. She is a travel agent, organizing trips to those places she is enthusiastic about. Kasey has been to south and west Africa, and has seen much there. She brought the Vietnamese hat as a prop, and it seems most appropriate that she pose with it. She’s very responsive to the use of props and likes to assume the character of the hat or costume she is wearing.
ABOUT: I so enjoyed my model’s confidence and joy of being in herself. Cassidy’s interpretation of the devil horns was of boldness, and maybe a little mischievous. The title well reflects the attitude of the pose.
ABOUT: Themes of an Arcadia, a Golden Age, a garden of Eden, take us to an ideal place, a place that represents freedom and innocence. Cynics will argue that such places do not exist, and never did. For me, Arcadia is a state of mind, and we can live here all the time.
ABOUT: The mirror is such a wonderful device much used by artists through history. It allows to us to consider ideas such as the other self, what is real and unreal, contemplation of the self, and so on. The title, Reflect Back, suggests both a literal interpretation – a mirror reflection of the back body, as well as a reflective look into the past. As always, the viewer is allowed his or her personal interpretation. Personally, I really enjoy the opportunity of looking at the figure from two views, simultaneously. The mirror provides another depth of view. We look into the room that we’re standing in. It demands more technical skill for the artist, too.