“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
Every now and then I get my girls together, we brainstorm and we lock ourselves in the studio for a few hours.
And we create.
We create a vision. We create our vision. On this world and the place women have in it. Ever too often women are still not treated equally as men. We are not seen for what we are able to do. We are not seen for the strength we have. And we are not valued for what we are worth.
‘A girl with a pretty face can’t be smart.’
‘A smart girl can’t be pretty.’
Only a few of the preconceptions that need to be changed.
We say: ‘A girl can be anything she wants. And she will be, because she will fight twice as hard.’
I love to portraiture not only the beauty I see in other women, but also the strength I see in them. I love to capture what I see in them. I see strong, confident, beautiful women all around me. But too often they don’t see it theirselves because all those preconceptions tell them different.
I’m glad I can make a difference with what I do. I’m glad I can make them see what I see. There’s no better reward than seeing them walk out here after seeing their pictures with a renewed confidence they might have lost over the years.
Thank you each and every one of you for giving me this opportunity. You all are beautiful!
Make-up by the ever amazing Sylvie Verhassel
Hairstyling by me