I love to make portraits of interesting people. And April has been a very interesting month indeed. Artists, musicians and actresses. Their talent and beauty shines through. Thanks to all who helped to make it happen. Makeup for AHOUKa & Maureen shoot, Florence Thonet. Stylisme for AHOUHKa, Bea Pendesini. May? Onwards and upwards 🙂
Since I launched myself as a full-time photographer earlier this month, commissions have being coming in thick and fast. In between shoots, I’ve taken the opportunity to take casting headshots of some of the models. Voilà Gabi and her beautiful eyes. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit: http://seanhayesphotography.format.com
Gabi © Sean Hayes
Gabi © Sean Hayes
Gabi © Sean Hayes
Women are beautiful. Even the straightest of straight women will willingly acknowledge the female form is sublime. Eroticism gets a bad rap because of the power it wields. Sex is power. Power is a zero sum game? People who are interested in power, male or female, will willingly agree. People who understand that eroticism is the greatest expression of human creativity will see things differently. Porn is ubiquitous. Eroticism is an endangered species. Playboy, for all its detractors, understood the difference between the two. Porn is alive and well and celebrates subjugation. Great erotic photography is rare and is a celebration of life. Nuance?
Or for anti-porn activists
Source: Playboy Won’t Feature Nude Women. This Is Not a Victory for Feminism
Park Life. A park in a Brussels suburb. Peace and quiet? Is silence really that silent? I worked harder on perfecting the sound of this short film than the images. We Iive in a a media saturated world with a never-ending stream of information screaming for our attention. Nature’s whispers can be just as compelling. All we have to do is listen.
Paris © Sean Hayes
Shooter © Sean Hayes
Hobbyist © Sean Hayes
Link to the site: http://seanmobilephotos.tumblr.com
Marion © Trevor Hart
Grace © Trevor Hart
Sally © Trevor Hart
BARE is a project by photographer, Trevor Hart. It began in 2011 and explores the personal expression of 20 women ageing from 21 to 53 who volunteered to be photographed nude in Trevor’s studio. None of the images have been manipulated or retouched and celebrate the natural beauty and uniqueness of every woman’s body. The history, surgery, illness, recovery and health, all expressed in a very feminine and personal way. The lighting is directional yet gentle and soft and emulates light from a window to describe the shape of a shoulder, the neck, an arm or the breasts, not trying to draw the eye in a particular direction but creating a very private mood in which to view. This mood captures the intimacy of each of the sittings and each woman has written of her experience describing an overwhelming feeling of fear at first, then growing confidence, empowerment and happiness within themselves.
The BARE book will be launched at the RHA in Dublin on October 9 2014 and a showing of 16 large digital prints in frames will be on show there until Saturday October 11. The profits from each book sale (Min donation of €40) will go to Dress For Success http://www.dressforsuccessdublin.org/
which is an international organisation which helps women in need of help, back in to the workforce with interview and CV skills training, and the all important interview outfit. The fund-it campaign was launched yesterday to cover the cost of printing the book and there are a number of rewards. In addition to digital prints, from €25, the book (€45 inc postage in Ireland, €57 international postage) and the book plus an invite to the launch (€90) Trevor will photograph you in his studio from €500. Form an orderly queue ladies (and gents if thats what it takes!)