The photograph below is the sort of picture most guests who were attending the cultural performance in Alotau would have captured, while the one above resulted from an opportunity I created at the same event. I enjoy the fact that my pursuit as a travel and tourism photographer gives me the chance to produce both style of picture. On one hand, my clients pay me to capture a broad range of promotional photographs to sell their destinations. But, occasionally, in among the bread and butter work I do, I see someone who I think is particularly photogenic and I create the opportunity to shoot an image that nourishes my personal creativity. While the images are likely to move more towards art than tourism, they may well be used in a different context to promote the destination I am photographing as similar images have recently, appearing in a photography exhibition and my latest coffee table book of personal work. Because she was young and bare breasted, I insisted on a chaperone escorting us as I often do to avoid any misinterpretation about my intent.
July 7 Your body is beautiful, and you should show it off if you want to. I get it. When we feel good about ourselves, we want other people to know about it. When we're feeling particularly hot, we want the person we're hooking up with to see it. And if we're not with them in person, this usually comes in the form of a nude.