Dear Anonymous by April-lea Hutchinson

Issue 27

Some say that a photograph is always a self-portrait of the photographer, regardless of who is in front of the camera. That is particularly true for this series of nudes, which reflect how I feel from the inside. I'm drawn to shooting in this intimate, anonymous, and mysterious style, perhaps because I felt ashamed of my own body as I was growing up. Lots of people say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but I believe the viewer can still connect powerfully with the subject when the face is obscured. Body language can communicate closeness, vulnerability, and even emotions. The technicians might say that shooting in this style is a faux pas, but I beg to differ. They may have their rules to guide them, but I have my gut, and I trust it.

April-lea Hutchinson is a London, Ontario Canada based artist and model.
To view more of April's work, please visit her website.

  Zen 

Zen 

  self portrait 

self portrait 

  reveal polaroid 

reveal polaroid 

  purple sweater 

purple sweater 

  blind fold 

blind fold 

  her hand 

her hand 

  blue 

blue 

  self portrait #2 

self portrait #2 

  space in light 

space in light 

  " V " 

" V " 

  stockings 

stockings 

  chair 

chair 

  chocolate polaroid 

chocolate polaroid 

  blindside 

blindside 

  red dress 

red dress 

  madame 

madame 

  find me 

find me 

   rosary 


rosary