Star’s Raw Portrait

April 18, 2011 in Photograph, Shoot by William


Star has lived incredible highs and lows, exotic living locales, betrayal, struggles, …

She could easily be bitter and retreat based on her experiences, but no.  Instead, Star look forward and is in great physical shape, upbeat, engaging, and outgoing in many eclectic ways.

During our portrait shoot together, she talked through life, changing clothes from conservative, to colorful, to minimal, while peeling back the layers of her internal defenses sharing freely the good and bad.

I chose this picture specifically because the unstructured pose, the forms created by her hair, intense eyes looking into the camera, the tear of raw emotion as she recalled her personal struggles dripping down her–unashamedly defining her confidence to be resilient with her humanity allowing her to be vulnerable.