I was always looking for ways to help people with their confidence and saw an art therapy process in a nude photo shoot, not only a vanity shoot.
The story started long time ago when a good university friend told me about his girlfriend that she was very shy, but wanting to see herself in a nude shot.
I immediately spoken with my girlfriend and ask her to help me with this shoot, so we invited the couple into my secluded pitch black space and encouraging both of them to have the shoot.
Funny enough, my friend did not want to join his girlfriend at all, but my girlfriend joined near his girlfriend, to help her to take the plunge.
So, I learned from this experience that people are feeling more embarrassed in a plain light environment studio, than in a dark environment, as not everyone has the courage to take their clothes off in front of a stranger, even is a professional photographer.
This is where I came with this way of shooting this genre, in this way I've done it with great results, as being Reversed Light Painting Photography method, which is done in total darkness.
A great experience and joy when I helped a 65year old woman to start liking and accepting her body, therefore start believing in herself after all.
The location was the key element, as she needed to feel safe and relaxed.
The self esteem was there after she saw the images.
Some women regret as they did not have any sort of body photography, being either semi-nude or nude all their life.
The human body remains a beautiful subject to be explored in images and if it goes with a long lasting self esteem therapy it is a bonus.
We organize through different institutions and charity organisations art nude photo shoots for women who want to gain more self esteem in this way.
If you know any women or couple not happy with their body image, we would like to hear from you, please contact us.