February 2018
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photos: candlelit black-and-white nudes by Hannah


I'm usually not at all a fan of black-and-white photography because I just love color too much, but low light and really strong lines just call for it. ;-)

These are from my trip to visit Hannah in June 2008. We did a completely impromptu (wild hair and everything) candlelit shoot on one of my last days there. This was only a few days after my heart was completely shattered, yet there is still true joy in some of these. I love these because Hannah and I work SO well together artistically and I love zir sense of composition -- I just love how ze captures me. I'm pretty sure Hannah took this whole set -- I know Nick took some of me but I think those were the set before.







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I love how this highlights my "side twist"

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(love the movement here!)

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somehow this one reminds me of a Frazetta painting; I look really "strong."

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oh the composition of this!

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this is such a strange pose but I love it -- it looks arachnid to me somehow.

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I love the echo/contrast of my soft belly/breasts curve with the sharp stairs

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we laughed SO much (as usual)

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feral!

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the curve of my wrist fascinates me in this shot

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omg HIPS >:-]

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I'm so lush here I want to eat myself with a spoon

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Hannah probably said something highly absurd

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which I contemplated with profound gravity

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but it did not last :D

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(I was holding up that fabric behind me and oooohing at the colors in it)

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Comments
zen_sakka ══╣Violets by mzserena╠══
Bel, you are ASTOUNDINGLY beautiful.

Thank you for sharing these.
nadalia ══╣╠══
Lovely. I haven't really seen you with your hair at that length. It looks really good at chin length on you, very flattering.
samwhise ══╣╠══
Beautiful! The way you hold yourself in some of these your body makes really surprising and fascinating shapes. Thanks for posting them :)
jenniology ══╣Blue skies╠══
I'm utterly speechless. <3
queerbychoice ══╣╠══
Beautiful set. Like nadalia, I was particularly admiring your hairstyle. Then I realized that although I too usually dislike black and white photography, one of the great things about the black and white in this set is that it makes your earrings and your hair sort of blend together in many cases, so that your hair appears to have the most fascinatingly odd little curls on the ends.
moonvoice ══╣vilturj - woman of the trees╠══
You are so beautiful. :)
divinemiss_em ══╣╠══
a.ma.zing.
astoundingly beautiful- both you and the photography.
ladywind ══╣Raven╠══
~nods~ Gorgeous.
Gorgeous composition, gorgeous gradation from shadow to light, gorgeous you.

These are excellent.
(personal faves are 3rd from top and 8th from bottom)

Thank you for posting them!
lindsey_locke ══╣╠══
I am so happy to know you. And I am jealous of your poise and confidence. I love the photos, they're stunning. I feel like while people come in all different shapes and sizes, it's their level of happiness with themselves that creates or detracts from beauty.

You're freaking beautiful.

acid_burns ══╣ta/ to be just us and them╠══

My absolute favourite.

What a beautiful photoshoot. Amazing lightning, stunning shades. And you are just lovely. I'm a huge fan of b&w photography.

burningmarl ══╣╠══
you are so so so gorgeous!!
delicatexflower ══╣hope. "today is a perfect day"╠══

your confidence is admiring! i love these sets of photos a lot! very natural but very beautiful at the same time. <3
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