This post is something very different from a family or newborn session, but something I absolutely LOVED doing! You may recognize the model from some of my previous work. He is not only my very FIRST model, but a very dear friend of mine, and when we talked about this shoot I knew it would be something big. Daniel has been going through some pretty big life stuff, he’s now 8 months sober (and going strong), and has been writing his blog to help everyone believe in true love again.
The concept for this shoot was intense. There was a good side and evil side, words written on skin that once defined who he was, tears, laughter, truth, vulnerability, anger and peace… As the shoot progressed it took on a life of it’s own. While each part allowed him become a character, it was also a version of who he once was or still is. As the words were being written on his skin, you could tangibly feel it in the room. There may have been 5 of us in room, each taking turns writing words, but it was silent, almost heavy. We all have those voices in our heads that say things to you about all your inadequacies, sometimes it’s shouting so loud, and sometimes it’s giving you a little reminder that you’re not worth it. We’ve all been called names or called ourselves names that aren’t who or what we are, but told enough, we start to believe them. I think we all learned a little something about ourselves during the process of the shoot, and I know we all hope that YOU can learn something about yourselves when looking at what was created.
Please head over to Daniel Desforges’ Blog and read how he felt about the session, and the heart that created the concept.