One of the wonderful things that artistic figure photography has given me over the years is the genuine friendships that I've been fortunate to forge with some amazing models. I started my creative journey in this field back in 2004 and I still keep in touch with a couple of model friends from the early days. Even though we may only meet up once every 18 months or so, the mutual joy in creating art is instantly apparent when the creative flame is rekindled. It always gives me great pleasure to discover that we slip into the groove of shooting so easily. As Emily Dickinson said "long years apart can make no breach a second reunited cannot fill."
So it was when I met up with my friend Erin last autumn. I had the good fortune to be the first person to shoot this lovely lady back in 2009; right from the start I knew she was someone special. Spending a few hours or a day with Erin always makes me feel better about the world somehow. Though she took some time out to start a family, there was no rustiness about her modelling that day, quite the opposite. Her creativity and gift for finding expressive poses shone through, stronger than ever. That left a smile on my face for days afterwards