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– Michaela –

Warning:  Michaela’s gallery contains nudity, and is NSFW, nor safe for those with a prudish disposition.

I got to shoot Michaela the first time when she was just 15.  I was shooting at one of her friend’s 16th birthday party, and this tall slinky, gawky teenager with the blue eyes was a guest at this party.  I recognised that this little girl will have what it takes when she grows into a woman.  Fast forward three years, and Michaela turns 18, and I get a facebook message “Remember me?”.

Of course I did!  She has just finished school, and she wants to get into modelling.  I meet her at my studio, and she was worth the three year wait!  The gawky teenager matured into an exceptionally beautiful young lady.

As a model, Michaela and “versatility” was synonymous.  I could do anything with her – from cutesy bikini shoots to dramatic high fashion, from fine art nudes to darker fetish-themed work, from portraiture to character shots, Michaela and the big blue eyes was what any photographer and / or creative director could ever want.  I looked forward to a long and happy relationship with her.

I’ve only had half a dozen shoots with Michaela, before she jetted off to Zurich to go study.  And this is where the story gets a tragic ending.  In November 2014, shortly after her 20th birthday, Michaela took her own life.  I was devastated – I only had about 18 short months with Michaela in my studio, but those were some of the best shoots I’ve had in my life.  She is dearly missed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_masonry_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1477311133542-8bdb2f41-028e-2″ include=”1855,1854,1853,1852,1851,1850,1849,1819,1820,1821,1822,1823″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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