Diosas del Mar
Goddesses of the sea
It was 2018 when I was working as a photographer for a surf camp in France. The request of the boss was to only photograph "pretty women in bikini's" because this would "sell better". I was shocked at hearing this and started to notice more and more how distorted the image of the female surfer was. I got motivated to make a change and started portraying female surfers as they really are, beautiful, strong, soft & real. Women of all kinds, body types & ages. Passionate about the same, all happy when in the water. Asking them to wear what they always wear when they go surfing, not what would look sexier. Telling them not to pose, but just to be who they are. Learning about what surfing means to them.
These are the female surfers, the goddesses of the sea and I will continue to portray them, hopefully all around the world.
Ongoing project, are you a female surfer who wants to participate at this project? Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info