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(NSFW) A Woman’s Soul – A Series from Nicole York 1

Today is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate women around the world. Their talents, journeys, stories, and natural beauty – both internally and externally.  Photographer Nicole York has created a series that we feel exemplifies the human qualities from the inside and outside but photographing models as they come to the studio – with little to no makeup, and as they truly are. The portraits also feature a small window placed on the chest of each model, symbolizing the internal window to their soul.

A Woman's Soul

“The inspiration for the images came initially from finding doll house windows in a craft store. I realized that the windows were just about the perfect size to fit on someone’s chest, and then wondered if you really could see into someone’s soul, what would be in there? And how would the window reflect that reality?” says York.

I wanted the images to be raw, honest, and vulnerable. If someone was going to expose their soul, I wanted that to be as truthful as possible. Each model chose which metaphor most related to her experiences and her life.

The motifs for each model were all quite different, and a glipmse into the internal feelings that are less often seen by the outside world.
“So each woman felt a true connection to the metaphor she was representing. During the actual photo shoot, it was just the model and myself and we spoke about her experiences related to the metaphor. Often there were tears. It took an incredible amount of bravery and vulnerability to be so honest about their lives and how their experiences affected who they are inside.”

 

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