This is a shot from one of my recent photographic workshops. The model
> had worked with me before with nude photography but never with other
> photographers being present. She seems very passionate about the shot
> style I take but was concerned about how others may interpret the
> shots once they were put online. I think this is such a natural
> reaction to have in this scenario.
> However it stimulated me to write back to her with the following -
> My best advice is
>>> that if you are proud of the shots and someone you know sees them
>>> and questions
>>> then you can then with pride say that you love the shots. If this
>>> person still has an issue then I believe it is their problem to look
>>> into.All too often we seem to limit our experiences and passions for
>>> fear of the judgments of some others. Having said this I am
>>> perfectly fine with
>>> you decide.
> I think that often in life we are scared to make mistakes in case we
> are excluded, ridiculed or punished. Whilst I still advise people to
> make decisions from a composed place I think that life would become
> very cold if we avoided every activity that someone else didn't
> approve of. Whilst not every shot in the workshop was perfect I
> believe that this and many other shots are deeply inspiring.
Next Melbourne workshop either August 4 or 10.