Here is a face which projects a quiet, serene confidence mixed with approachability and a subtle hint of vulnerability.
Vulnerability has received an ugly "rap" in recent years with connotations of weakness, subjugation and fear.
In my opinion, Vulnerability = POWER. The power to relate, share, love and honestly express oneself. This provides an access for the initiating, building and the consolidation of great relationships.
Hanna & Nikki London
I love this image. What do I see? I see, Peace, Serenity, Saftey and the presence of love. When love is present, I feel safe and peaceful. When fear takes over, what shows up is our needs to survive, justify and control. This robs us of present moment living, in the "now". What do you see?
Face of truth is "Open" so said the great Muhammad Ali.
I met Junaid in Paddingotn Station today. I was struck by his openness, friendliness and real warmth of "being".
Warmth of being is an interesting choice for me because this is almost like a "Jedi" sense that I have regarding people. I can sense the warmth or chill in the atmosphere when I am in a room full of strangers.
Junaid and I got into a conversation about Millie's cookies, and he allowed me the privilege of capturing his photograph.
With Clariscia, the energy and spirit of her being is one of pure "JOY".
"The joy of life itself is a very contagious and infectious energy and when I am in the presence of someone who has this way of "being" about them, I am well and truly lit up".
Clariscia reminds me every time I meet up with her that life is a celebration.
I love this image, it is perfect in terms of composition and the perfect balance of light and how the sun caresses Anna's face as a front lit subject and captures her natural beauty. It communicates warmth, joy, love and an embracing spirit for life to be shared, reciprocally.
I left this image in its colourful state because it does justice the vibe and energy of the composition.