That’s what Pablo Picasso used to say.
I totally agree.
When it comes to young girls, I put on the velvet glove.
I try to warily handle the model, avoiding to turn her into an older and creepy women, if I can.
I know the fashion industry tends to consider 16/17 a proper age, but I keep in mind I’m dealing with an underage person and I feel the need to protect her/him.
Shooting with Mara was fun and she has a lot of potential: the weather was not that warm, but she kept going and never complained. And bringing the family on set was something so sweet and appropriate! I remember how naive I was at her age, so it’s good to see that not every teenager of today has to look ruthlessly shameless.
You don’t really need to have loads of tattoos, to dye your hair pink or to show the darkest side of yourself to stand out. I believe that being sweet, kind and respectful is nowadays a sadly underestimated feature.
Sorry to point this out, but too many people consider strength as a loud yelling. Thanks but no thanks.
About the pictures, I wanted to show some very different kind of images, according to the feeling I had when editing them. Also, sometimes I’m easy-going and other times I’m kind of moody. I guess it shows.
So there are days in which I love overexposing and others where I look for the dimmer lights. I like both of these situations, though the latter one is definitely more challenging and interesting to me.
I hope You like them, I usually don’t post many pics but this time I’m really curious to know what You think, because I can’t be that much impartial while judging my stuff.
Thanks for Your time if You are reading this. I never take it for granted.
A lot of things are coming up, can’t wait to show You! 🙂
Agriturismo Aggazzotti http://www.aggazzotti.it ( grazie, Silvia! )
model: Mara Boccacci
photo by Francesca Pradella | 10 photography
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