Photo Daily: Anoush No Bliss Like Home

Anoush No Bliss Like Home ©2013

Anoush No Bliss Like Home ©2013

My beautiful model friend Anoush is a wonderfully generous person to be around. Not only is she a brilliant art collaborator, but she’s a very good person. She’s very aware of the world around her and her impact on it. A visit from Anoush always leaves me with new ideas on how I can do the same.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her both in my studio a few times as well as on in far off locales. It’s always been a joy to work with her. She has a wonderful point of view and always helps take the starting point of my idea to a more artistic place.

On this shoot, it was a pretty simple set up. Just a big chair, a gray sweep and natural light coming in through the studio windows to the West. A very basic idea. But as we began to work, Anoush continued to do what she does, which is to find beautiful poses in whatever environment she finds herself in. Seemingly effortless, although I know it’s a lot of work.

I love the feeling of this photograph of her. It’s so peaceful and calming. I can feeling my breathing change just looking at it. Slower. Deeper. I’m more relaxed simply by observing it.

And that’s Anoush does. Making whatever world she’s inhabiting at that moment a little better with her presence.

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