Model and fashion photographer Anouska Proetta Brandon isn’t shy around the camera. In fact, take a look at her simply stunning self-portraits and you’ll think she’s actually pretty brave. I love her careful use of lighting, tone and color.
I find that being a model, really helps with my photography. I love to photograph beautiful people, from my young cousins to my granny, to my beautiful friends/models. Since I’m a model myself I always know that when people look at a photo of themselves, no matter how well-executed the photo is, or how brilliant the lighting/composition etc is, if your subject (the model) doesn’t like their face in it, then there isn’t much point!
I always try my best to make the whole picture come together and look beautiful, every detail. I find that peoples natural beauty shines through once they are comfortable with the photographer, which is what I always try and do – make people feel comfortable.
I find it a huge bonus that I understand light in a photo, I know my face and body well and I know what works, simply from taking so many photos of myself! I take photos of myself whenever I am bored and at home alone for a few hours, I never really have a plan, I just do my make up (or take it all off) and start snapping wherever I see nice light coming in through the windows!