I was back in the states recently for a visit and my 13y.o. niece asked me to do some ‘modeling’ type photos for her since she is interested in it. While I spend a lot of time photographing people, I don’t often work with models. That is, my aim isn’t to make the product look good, be it clothing or make-up or whatnot, but to look for the person beyond all of that, or underneath it. What I saw in my niece that day was a hint at what will be graceful long limbs (her legs are almost as long as mine) and both a confidence and playfulness. The blue tutu was her pick. So yes, I asked her mom’s permission first, but I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. And if you happen to know anything about youth and modeling send me an email, so I can pass it on to my sister.
And in Black and White: