I love wild, raw, feminine power. I'm attracted to it in other women. I love embracing it in myself.
I love sexiness that feels like the elements. Like wind and water and fire and earth.
But it isn't what I see.
I see this painted, plastic, hairless, poreless shell of what it means to me on bodies without dimples or wrinkles.
The sexiness that is sold to me has so little appeal to me, and has never looked anything like me.
I am not interested in high heels or red lips or fishnets.
I want my sexiness to come from a place feels like creation and not consumerism.
And I want to work toward making images that capture that, while also helping women to embrace that power in themselves.
In Teethkiss (an online photography workshop that I solidly recommend) Yan Palmer writes about creating the thing that you want in the world but can't find. For me, this comes close to that. I want to find a way to do "boudoir" that feels like my understanding of sexy, and in the process, I hope to help more women uncover that aspect of themselves.
What wonderful things would result from real women allowing themselves to be sexy without feeling like they have to change themselves or buy something? If they just let themselves be sexy just as they are?
If you're interested in booking a session to try to do just that, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because feeling beautiful is great, but there is a power in feeling sexy that shouldn't be denied.