– 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]