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Friday, January 5

landscape


model for portrait session, canon digital rebel xt

There is something about the landscape of a woman's body that I cannot get enough of. It manifests itself in my drawings, pastels and now my photography. Perhaps it stems from me always being that curvy girl and having to embrace the hills and valleys of my own flesh. When I envision myself photographing a model, I cannot imagine her without curves. My desire is to help women accept them, to revel in the sexy~ness of their bosoms and hips and the trails down their waist to their thighs. We are all a unique masterpiece.

My lovely model above melted into me after a few glasses of wine. I felt myself flow into a different dimension as I moved her limbs and curves to my liking. I witnessed her transition from being a bit awkward and unsure to opening the flood gates to her sexuality and self esteem. Her willingness to be open with me was an art form in and of itself and I was honored, so honored to be a part of this awakening.

p.s. i am grateful for each and every one of you for your words of support on my last post. you carried me through a rough day and this morning i woke up to a release. thank you for holding my hand, always.

27 Comments:

Blogger Letha Sandison said...

Den, this is a beautiful pic!! You are SO good. I know what you mean about the figure as a landscape..I have saiid that same thing in referance to my paintings. Miss you soul-sister!
XOXOXO

January 5, 2007 at 3:12:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely to see a woman with curves being celebrated. Tired of the waif's...

Good Job on this photo session!

January 5, 2007 at 4:04:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Schmoopy said...

Gorgeous photo, girly!

Curves = yummy goodness

January 5, 2007 at 4:34:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad you are feeling better.

Your blog, your work...you are such an inspiration!

Karen

January 5, 2007 at 5:06:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Positively ~*~BEAUTIFUL~*~
Curves are always to be celebrated.

XOXO,
Sheila

January 5, 2007 at 7:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger bronxbt said...

as a fellow artist, and one who has done life drawings, portraits and such of both woman AND men, i highly relate to what you say about the beauty of curves.

goto my other site somethinsketchy at some point, check out my work...

there is something so powerful about the shape of a body.. and like you said, watching and rejoicing in a model RELAXING into their own skin is a marvelous and flattering experience.

your work is stunning, as have you always been as well.

hugs,
B

January 5, 2007 at 10:09:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is such a beautiful picture..

coming from a family were being skinny ruled, i'm still trying to accept (and hopefully in the future love) my curves. i'm getting there, i'm sure. posts like yours do help a lot!

January 6, 2007 at 2:39:00 AM PST  
Blogger Susannah said...

Girlfriend, i have two words for you.... Marina... and Shane

;-)

January 6, 2007 at 4:13:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful picture and I agree with your sentiments... I just love how much YOU love- it radiates from you in your creativity, your words, photgraphs... yes, you are an inspiration to all of us.

January 6, 2007 at 6:27:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Sophie said...

Gosh...it´s so pure...beautiful!!

January 6, 2007 at 8:07:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your use of black and white to emphasize the "terrain." Beautiful.

January 6, 2007 at 2:08:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love this...

i wish we lived closer so we could go on a photo taking excursion together...

January 6, 2007 at 2:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger Georgia said...

Oh, I love love love this!!!!! These are my FAVORITE kinds of art (that didn't make sense but you get what i mean) I used to sit in church and draw naked ladies... I got alot of funny looks. :)

xoxox
Georgia

January 6, 2007 at 4:08:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great picture and loved to read what you had to say....

sandy

January 6, 2007 at 6:20:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are so talented...

January 6, 2007 at 9:02:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=Mark

This is for all of you.

That picture is beautiful!

much <3,

Kristin

January 6, 2007 at 11:40:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautful desire to take into your portrait work.

People tell me that they think I'm doing important work here in Afghanistan. You are doing wonderfully good, important work right there.

x

January 7, 2007 at 7:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

woo-wee! i love this photo. i'm so with you! i love those curves. they are fabulous.

January 7, 2007 at 10:47:00 AM PST  
Anonymous bekka said...

how gorgeous! at first i thought this was self-portrait and i was all a wonder at your bravery, but now, i just remain astonished by your excellent eye!

January 7, 2007 at 7:14:00 PM PST  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Your photography is amazingly beautiful honey. And I know that I will need to read this entry more than the few times I already have just to remind myself that I don't need to be so shy when it comes to my body.

Love you,
J
xoxoxoxo

January 7, 2007 at 9:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger Toni said...

I too love the way a woman's body curves. I am starting to actually love the way my body is coming into shape. Though I've got a long way to go.

Keep up the great work,

Love Toni

January 8, 2007 at 3:51:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a beautiful picture d.

January 8, 2007 at 7:06:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely photo. I shy away from doing paintings of figures, but I enjoy seing other artists doing it so well. I hope you are having a bright day!

January 8, 2007 at 11:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger megg said...

urg! I have just read the last two posts and I want to be there to silently hold you, witness your emotions and to let you know how loved you are... come and see me ANY TIME - I have wide open spaces here and a different ocean and cliffs to walk on and photograph and ancient monuments to wander through... just a thought my friend -

I love you - I can't wait to get back to the land of email!!!

January 8, 2007 at 7:17:00 PM PST  
Blogger Amber said...

This is beautiful.

:)

January 10, 2007 at 5:55:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

Gorgeous photo!

January 11, 2007 at 8:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Vesper said...

beautiful photo and model! you are so talented!!!

January 12, 2007 at 10:38:00 AM PST  

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