Analysing the traffic logs for my website and blog I have noticed that one of the search terms that people use to come to my site is “mature nudes”. The term mature is in itself problematic. Whilst there is nothing wrong with it per se, it becomes laden with pre-conceptions and is almost derogatory when used as in “mature women” because it implies that the passing of time erodes beauty and desirability. I believe that photography has a duty to examine such conflicts in society.
You may have seen the photo session preview on this blog, here are more photographs from my photo session with 49-year-old Italian-born model and mother of one, Alex B.
Alex is a life model, posing for artists to draw, sketch, paint, sculpt, etc., “from life”. I had worked with her once before. With this photo session, I wanted to take first steps towards a new idea and needed to work with somebody, whom I already knew, liked and trusted.