“For in order to understand how beautiful an elderly woman may once have been one must not only study but translate every line of her face.” (Proust, À l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, part 2)
Anyone who looks much at my photography will quickly see that women are a main theme. Although, given where I mainly shoot, young women are most prominent, there is something intriguing in more mature women. Their expressions and eyes show more experience and depth; their skin is more varied. The unfortunate thing is, though, that some aspect of women’s psychology makes them think that after some point in their 30s or so, they are no longer beautiful, which is hardly true, since many women are better looking around 40 than they were at 20. This accounts, I think, for the paucity of photographs that celebrate women in the prime of life. One of my goals in photography is to work on correcting this imbalance.