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Blog Huffington Post. April-Lea: Eroticism, freedom and beauty

Huffingtonpost blog about April-lea (So aMUSEd)

The translation of the text that appears in the blog (which you can read below) is the work of Mark Donnelly . A great thank you to Mark for always looking for the best translation and to April-lea (So aMUSEd) for the great work and collaboration.

Eroticism, freedom and beauty

April-lea Hutchinson (Toronto, Canada) is model, photographer, judge and part hunter part prey. She knows how to make a model feel in order to achieve what she wants: naturalness, melancholy, intensity, desire… Her models don’t pose at all, they flow before the camera, they interact with it, and they seduce it.

She developed an interest in photography when she was at high school and had the opportunity to work with many photographers as a model. While others would have paid more attention to their looks and the outcome of the shoot, April-lea paid close attention to photography technique, the use of light and the interaction between the model and the photographer.

There is nothing artificial about her work; it is magical! Don’t expect any top of the shelf adult magazine photos here of super skinny fake models with big hair, retouched with Photoshop and countless filters applied to give the skin a porcelain like effect. She spontaneously brings us closer to the beauty of the body and sex. All served raw. No stylists, no assistants, only a few cameras loaded with film.

She doesn’t create desire in her images but captures the moment of seduction in situ. All of this without the cowardly attitude of the voyeur, who is able to look at everything without ever, showing himself, hidden behind a curtain or lens. April-lea shows herself the same way her models do, no censorship, no filters, no restraint. In her work shyness is not permitted and the fourth wall is often broken down.

Natural light, film or Polaroid, a body and a vision is all that she needs to turn a scene beside a bed or a window into a unique erotic moment. “I prefer to work on location using available light. I do not digitally manipulate any of my photographs with software, I do not use Photoshop.” She says.

In 2008, she began to take erotic photographs: “There is something elemental, primal and honest about erotic photography. The freedom and beauty inspires me so much” She continues to transmit that inspiration with her distinctive stamp, always looking for the magic and sensuality in a fleeting moment.

Recent publications: Taschen New Erotic Photography Vol # 2 and Mammoth Erotic Photography Vol. # 4. (September 2013)
Content Editor: Supplementaire Art & Fashion Journal y 62nd Floor Art Zine.

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