"The erotic has often been misnamed by men and used against women. It has been made into the confused, the trivial, the psychotic, the plasticized sensation. For this reason, we have often turned away from the exploration and consideration of the erotic as a source of power and information, confusing it with its opposite, the pornographic. But pornography is a direct denial of the power of the erotic, for it represents the suppression of true feeling. Pornography emphasizes sensation without feeling.
The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire." Audre Lorde, 'Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power'
This is the stunning @hanakoelizabeth on the first shot of the photoshoot. I was testing my studio lights to make sure that my exposure was right and I guess once you are familiar with your lighting setups you can guess your way to the proper power output. This was a four light setup. This was taken with the Sony a9 and the 85mm f/1.4 GMaster lens using the eye-autofocus feature to track Leanne's eyes and keep them in sharp focus. Even when I tell Leanne that this is only test shots to calibrate the lighting she still gives great expressions #alwaysbeprepared