Alicia Dawn is a beautiful model from NC who permanently works in the DMV area, Her work can be found on instagram , you can also find her work and information posted at Model Mayhem .
Blog is not just piling up a bunch of pictures and posting them, I am always trying to find the right words for my articles but the true is that there is no words to describe beauty, it’s something you have to see for yourself and appreciate.

Alicia doesn’t use any makeup, what you see is her natural look and she is always looking this beautiful and natural.

While celebrities may have to be in full glam during their red carpet appearances and photo shoots, many choose not to wear makeup during their own downtime, some models don’t wear any makeup and that is amazing. From singers to actresses and everything in-between, there are tons of female celebs out there who choose to be makeup-free. Personally, I had to write something about it because I find it wonderful. As a woman you don’t have to be defined by makeup. Even though I’m a modeling photographer, I’m a deep believer in the idea that beauty is more than just symmetry. Going makeup-free shows that you are just as confident with who you are as a woman as you are with makeup. When celebrities post selfies with no makeup, it just shows that they too are more than just an image.

Faces and emotions while posing nude, add that touch of fun to the capture, in this capture miss Dawn wanted to show a playful image and managed to present a very cute smile worth the capture, without revealing much skin she made this shot not only playful, gracious and fun, I can say she hit the right note wit the posing on this image.

Let’s define a little bit the meaning of words before we use the right adjectives with these images, The words sensual and sensuous are often interchanged even by modern writers because they both derive from the root sens-, meaning “to arouse the senses.” However, these two are used in different contexts traditionally. This post will highlight the distinction between sensual and sensuous.

The word sensual is used as an adjective which means “relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of appetite” or “of or arousing gratification of the senses and physical, especially sexual, pleasure.”

On the other hand, the term sensuous is an adjective meaning “relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect,” “characterized by sense impressions or imagery aimed at the senses,” or “highly susceptible to influence through the senses.”, which is the purpose of this image.

I enjoy producing images in Black and White and for this, I am constantly reading about tips and ideas on the use of light, I came across an article from Barry Kidd , he is a photographer from Maryland who has a nice tutorial on high and low contrast black and white nudity explaining how to lit a model for both scenarios.
His work shows that the model not necessarily needs to be naked but for sure needs to show some skin, specially curves and texture to capture that nude body shape.

On my own work lately I’ve been experimenting a lot of new ideas and trying to go as simplistic as possible with the the available light conditions and resourcing on the capacity of the lenses and equipment to achieve good results with my photos, I like some of the results but on the other hand I feel I am separating myself from one of my basic qualities which is sharp images and well lit pictures, however this is the right time to do all these testings and figure out what I like to do the most regardless of what I like, there is always a style for each condition and model and there is no general rule that fits all, you have to modify things accordingly to your conditions as you evolve in your own photography.

Working with Miss Dawn was a great experience and I hope to work with her in the near future.

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