ABOUT: Eros is the Greek god of love and sex. This is part of my Gods, Demons, and Scoundrels series. Though the notion of desire and lust seems straightforward, we know how very, very complex this truly is. I used the mirror as a device as a metaphor to this other dimension.
ABOUT: In Greek mythology, Hermes is the messenger for the gods. Hermes protects travelers, thieves, merchants, and orators. Later, Hermes became Mercury for the Romans. My Hermes is a little harried looking, maybe because carrying the message is more fraught with challenges these days.
ABOUT: In Greek mythology, Hades is god of the dead, king of the underworld. Here I’ve used the mirror to represent the entrance to that other world. The mask, studded garters and wristbands seemed fitting for this god. Hades is one of my series on Gods, Demons, and Scoundrels focusing predominantly on the Greek gods and goddesses. These characters are so rich and engaging to work on.
ABOUT: Sophia is a professional dancer and we can see this in the way she positions herself. She is very creative in the forms she creates. I like the tension made by the angel pulling . . . what? Is she pulling souls into heaven? What is at the other end of the rope?
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.