Stephanie is 32 years old, she is a licensed cosmetologist and beauty consultant, when she’s hired for a job, she arrives full hair and makeup, ready to roll.
She has precious brown eyes, a fantastic figure and she is the most up-beat model I’ve had the opportunity to work in this area.
She has been publicized in several magazines and is very active in the photo industry, you can find most of her work in Model Mayhem and Instagram.
My first photo shoot with her was 2017 at 3MI, she was traveling and I happened to be at the right place when the notice came out about a spot available to work with her, since then I am regularly on her appointment book every time she visits the DMV area.
Two hours with Stephanie will leave you near 1800 shots, she changes clothes in a blink and she is always ready to go, takes very little to get her to pose any idea you have in mind, she is super communicative, intelligent and very creative, if you allow her to flow, she will impress you with her ability to pose and show you her best angles.
There is a lot of criticism about photography on the media now a days, some associate it with Fetishism, which in psychology, a form of sexual deviance involving erotic attachment to an inanimate object or an ordinarily asexual part of the human body. Do you really believe that appreciating a nude figure has something to do with fetishism or rather has more to do with silencing photographers by shaming them for exposing the beauty of female body?
I believe our society has been infiltrated with a lot of poisonous people, toxic to the core and we have to weed out that peril to be able to move forward as a society.
Philosophers have long been fascinated by the way in which sensuality rivets the attention and excites the mind. Although René Descartes is best known for being the father of rationalism, he’s also one of the most sensitive readers of sensuality and emotion. His reflections on the subject were prompted by his discussions with Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia and Queen Christina of Sweden, both of whom were cultivated, sensitive women who found that Cartesian rationalism could not explain the better part of human behavior. Why do we fall in love? Why do we desire? Why do we feel emotion? Why do we respond to beauty? To address these important questions, Descartes wrote The Passions of the Soul (1649).
That which touches our senses, thoughts and feelings, the philosopher explains, ignites the response of admiration or marvel. Admiration is not a coup de foudre, or the feeling of falling in love on the spot. It is, in Descartes’ own words, “a sudden surprise of the soul which manifests itself in considering with special attention objects which seem rare and extraordinary.” (The Passions of the Soul, 116) To catch our attention, these objects or subjects have to either be or appear to be rare and special. Alicia may have been an ordinary girl, but in Aldomovar’s movie, despite being deprived of the capacity to think, feel and speak, she appeared tragically unique in her predicament, sympathetic, moving.
Sensual images or scenarios—especially when artistic—have the power to transform what may be ordinary into something—or someone—quite extraordinary. In turn, as Descartes elaborates, our appreciation of sensual beauty has calmer, more thoughtful manifestations than stimulating our visceral drives and emotions: “And this passion has something special about it since we don’t notice that it’s accompanied by any transformation of the heart or the blood as we do with the other passions.”
Hopefully you enjoyed these images as much as I enjoyed creating them with this amazing model.