Saturday, September 19, 2009

FAQs (Under Construction)

Who are you?
My name is Gabrielle Loisel. I was raised by wolves. I am currently majoring in French and Creative Writing at Agnes Scott College. I've been taking photos for as long as I can remember. I like bees, tea, leather shoes, feminism, afternoon sunlight, my cello, bathtubs, red lipstick, cupcakes, and knitting. Oh yeah, and naked people.

Is this for school?
Nope. This is my own independent project.

How do you choose your models?
I don't, really. They choose me. I take whoever volunteers.

Do you tell your models how to pose?
Nope. I let them stand however they want. I think it alows their personalities to come through.

Why aren't these photos pretty?
Aren't they?

Are these photos Photoshopped or in any way photo-manipulated?
No. I think these bodies are perfect the way they are.

Why the poor lighting/photographic quality/etc. . . ?
I'm really just not that interested in making glossy images. I think that the subjects stand alone and don't need any extra bells and whistles to enhance them. . . One day I may have a lovely studio and an expensive camera, but right now, I have Eugene and I have my dorm room.

Who's Eugene?
He's my camera. I name my electronics.

So, basically you're taking full-body mugshots?
I'm trying to represent what's in front of me, right now, with the tools I have. Things are kind of on the fly.

Where can I find your regular portfolio?
Why, it's right here!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stripped #9

Stripped #8

This first shot (the one from behind) is my favorite so far. Usually I crop the photos, but this sweet lady did such an excellent job of filling the space with her presence. She was so excited to pose for me, saying that she found posing nude liberating, and I think that her confidence really comes across.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stripped #6

"I stripped because I agree with the premise of the blog, I don't think the idea of beauty as defined by the media should stand as the norm. I hope that the blog will continue to grow and re-define beauty. I am honored to be a part of it."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Stripped #5

"It was more of a test for myself. I was never confident with my body until recently. I told myself that if I could do this then I really was happy with myself, inside and out."

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Stripped #4

"I stripped to challenge myself. I stripped to try and start building confidence about my body. I stripped to help out a dear friend. I stripped so that people could see that magazines are fake, that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and that no one should be ashamed of the way they look!"