I always wanted to have a photoshot in the beach. Even it’s not summer yet, the weather in Barcelona was sunny enough to do it without catching a cold. The model name is Maika, she’s a beautiful girl from Barcelona with really nice eyes. The good thing about doing this photoshots is about freedom of choice and freedom of ideas. I’m independent, so no pressure from a client asking for a specific product. This was just our free will taking pictures. I like when the model improvises by herself, because that makes her feel better and more relaxed, even if sometimes the wind can play some tricks. Maika is pretty young but she’s talented. I’m sure I’ll work with her in the near future again. She has lovely green eyes and she puts personality in the pictures which make them more vivid and with content.
Slightly open, it makes the whole difference. A slightly open mouth represents so many things. Is she about to speak, to tell something nice, something wrong? Or is she just about to say something but at the last minute she thought it twice? Or it’s just the prelude for a kiss or something else? It’s up to you, it’s up to me, it’s up to her, it’s imagination, pure fantasy. Whatever it could be, that slightly open mouth means so many things and changes the whole portrait completely. I like to look at it, in direct eye line and I can’t avoid moving down to see her mouth. Maybe that’s why a picture is worth a thousand words.
I don’t know her. I think she was french, based on what I was able to hear from the distance. The city was Barcelona, in winter. I just had a 35mm lens, so I couldn’t get closer, anyway I think it was safer not to get so close. Fortunately, in Europe, despite so many centuries of sexual repression due irrational religious views, it didn’t completely defeat common sense, so we can see girls, freely taking a bath in topless and nobody cares. Her husband was sitting on the sand with their kid. I admire her resistance, in winter, taking a bath…
What I like of this picture is that there is no way to know if it’s in winter or summer. Sometimes it’s just a point of view :)