Before the shoot, I looked forward to be working with Ricardo again. I was especially excited for this newfound theme because in prior shoots I had tried to capture and embody intimacy. To have Ricardo pursue a theme based around vulnerability, intimacy and love excited me.
During, it felt very comfortable to be able to shift into that mindset, that energy. It felt natural. There were no pretenses, no faking, and it allowed me to express myself in a way that was revealing, to bare all. It’s a part of myself that I don’t often share, an emotional vulnerability that I was allowed to display that is usually closed off save for a select few.
Afterwards, it felt very much like when you let out a lot of emotions, like a cathartic release. It felt very fulfilling, and content to share this unforgettable experience with my partner.