I first started photographing Lea five years ago, when at the age of eighteen, and with the support of her family, she contacted me about wanting to do a nude figure photoshoot. I met her family, and assured that this was something that came out of a well thought out and confident decision, I agreed to work with her. In these past five years we have done several photoshoots together, creating many beautiful images. After viewing this “A Celebration of Youth Video” below, if you would like to see other examples of our work together over the past five years, then scroll to the bottom of this page.
Lea and I now see ourselves creating images together over many more years, creating a timeline of her changes and growth as a woman. I am seventy-three years old at this point in time, so as we recently conjectured, if I can hopefully live to a nice old age, I may be able to photograph her into her forties. She is an amazing young woman who knows what she wants and is confident enough to go for it. It has been and continues to be a privilege and a gift to have earned her trust in me as a friend and a photographer, and together to create beautiful images.
Here is my latest photoshoot with Lea, in the form of a musical video, taken on a beautiful late December day, among sand dunes along the California Pacific Ocean coastline. I have titled it “A Celebration of Youth.” Be sure to click the symbol just to the left of the word Vimeo to view videos full screen.
And here are some of the photographs Lea and I have created over the past five years.