There are those times where you can just zone out. Those times where you can casually drift off into yourself and find a peacefulness that is so refreshing, rewarding, and powerful that it just seems to radiate from your body. While shooting Model 8, a local indie model for Austin, Texas, I feel like I caught that moment.

It seemed like the opportunity to not look at the camera freed her of a burden and really let her relax. This was a pose between poses but I thought it really told a lot of her soul.

This was shot natural light in a storefront in Hutto, Texas. Processed in Photoshop for black and white. I was torn to make it black and white as the colors were really beautiful, but the very thing that made it a shot I liked would have been diluted with color distracting me from the essence of it all.

I hope you like it.


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