A freshly minted 18 year old, so full of herself (as we all are at that age). Her shell was tough, but after we made friend’s she was just the kid she was. She had other photographers she worked with, some even put film in they’re cameras. Her online model site was filled with images of mainly her pubis, just a very few showed the person who owned that pubis. I showed her that there was an art to photography, and that some men would treat her with respect. I asked for permission to shoot any sensitive areas, she agreed, but not for publication she said. I agreed, I had no real plans for the images at that time. Years later when I discovered the images, and how I could manipulate them I sent her finished pieces so she could see what I’d done. Again I asked for permission to use them, to donate them to organizations I support.
In this day and age, new age of harassment and outright rape in the industry, I have kept to my belief to treat people fairly, with respect. I have been granted the privilege to explore my art, and freely create images both my models and I can be proud of. I feel that this is an honorable way to create the images I do, it’s the cleaner way, if not always the easier way to operate.