Make me elegant...

by David Clayton January. 05, 2019 195 views

My goal as a photographer is to take non professional models and photograph them in the way they would like to be seen. I want them to like what they see in the photograph. I don’t want them to see themselves in the same old way, but instead see a beauty they may not normally even look for. I want them to not see themselves in a photo, but see a professional model in the photo. It may sound crazy, but, that is my hearts desire. I want anyone I photograph to look like they came straight out of a fashion magazine. If this is going to happen, I need to find out what the client is looking for before the shoot. It is also a challenge as the world has a definition of beauty that is ingrained into us from a very young age. This is why so may don’t feel pretty to start with. When I interviewed this young lady she only had one request, make me elegant. I don’t believe in making someone look younger or older then they are. I want them to see the beauty they are now, not what may come or has been. The following shots are some of the ones I think show the elegant young lady, within this beautiful young girl.

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Sherry Hill 9 months ago

i agree with Russell, #3 is great.. expression and perspective..

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David Clayton Replied to Sherry Hill 9 months ago

Thank you

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Russell Smith 9 months, 1 week ago

Lovely series . #3 I love the expression .

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David Clayton Replied to Russell Smith 9 months, 1 week ago


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