With Hugue Robert -Marsan
You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
Jul 23, 2020
" Bond Girl With Hugue Robert-Marsan"
A friend of mine had lended me his apt for this shoot with Hugue, a renowed Haitian photgrapher whom I had the privilege to shoot with multiple times over the years
The apt's walls were all painted in red which gave it antic royal vibe. The first time I walked inside numerous ideas started flowing in head, I saw myself posing nude against the long red curtains, wearing sheer sultry lingerie and a gun in my hand like a Bond Girl.
"I immediately wanted to channel "the Bond Girl character" you see, bond girl as Complex described them came to be known as extraordinarily independent women oozing with femme fatale mystique who could knife you in the blink of an eye".
“I want to take my rightful share of life by force, I want to give lavishly, I want love to flow from my heart, to ripen and bear fruit. There are many horizons that must be visited, fruit that must be plucked, books read, and white pages in the scrolls of life to be inscribed with vivid sentences in a bold hand.”
― Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North
You become what you decide, and the characters I've decided to become resonate with me in a deeper sense. I do not want to be a woman whose voice trembles by fear when I ask for what I want and deserve. I know that I am militant by nature even when I can display my sensual side with ease. But I don't think, I would become who I am now if I didn't embrace the militant woman inside.
I know a lot people would look at my work and define it by whichever experiences they've had. But, in actuality my work is used as tool to master different parts of me that need to be unleashed, embraced, or healed.
When I am on set, I am entirely in control of my poses and my style. This set particularly was totally directed by me. The experience was unforgettable, because carrying a vision to life is like giving birth to the unknown. I think in the future, there will be more creative births from me. I just need to trust myself like I did with this one.
I am born to be an innovator.
I am born to bold, wild , and at the same time senual
I am in love with the concept of duality
I am all the women inside of me
“Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.” -Anthony Storr
I can tell you this much, you may like my work but you will fall in love with voice inside me.