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Natural Beauty is Powerful and a Gift

Look through my lens and see beauty in a new way. See women in a new way – or maybe the oldest way possible: as goddesses.

The Goddess Project is book of nude photographs of brave, beautiful women who rejoice in being themselves regardless of size, age, height - regardless of anything. It’s not about what you look like, it’s not even about what you don’t look like, it’s all about how you feel about yourself…and how you feel about life itself.

That’s what my book is about. It’s the way I see and photograph women: as goddesses. It’s what I want for every woman and for the world.

And this book isn’t just a book: it’s a mission. It’s a manifesto. It’s a beauty revolution, and the antidote to mainstream media’s impoverished and interchangeable images of female beauty.

I used to be part of that media. For ten years, I worked in New York and Toronto as a fashion photographer – and my work demanded that I promote and support a view of beauty and sexuality I never personally believed in. Super-thin teenagers with under-developed bodies and barely in touch with their own nascent womanhood were as far away from my personal version of female beauty as one can imagine. During that time, I grew a career – but I lost more than I gained.

And so I left the industry to start a revolution in pictures.

From 2002-2010, I was on a mission. I photographed 77 incredible women and trust me, it was a momentous task to select 160 of my favourite, most compelling images from thousands and thousand of pictures. These women are goddesses of all kinds: black, brown, white, young, old, thin, fat, small, tall. Some are earth mothers, others are warriors, protectors or sex-goddesses.

This book is an offering to the goddesses. It’s an offering to you, and to the goddess in you. May it help you see it, feel it, live it.

ricardo scipio

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Photography and Trust

Art is the only man-made thing I trust.

To me photography isn't just a creative mode of expression it's also spiritual, social and intimate. When I was a shy, awkward 14 year old immigrant- an often bullied outsider, having a camera in my hand gave me an in with people I would have never otherwise had. It allowed me to step back and use my status as an outsider as an advantage. I was an observer and commentator. My camera has been a great and faithful friend.

My secret to a great photograph is trust, trusting the moment, trusting my model to open up and shine, trusting my camera, trusting my eye, trusting my timing.

For me the enemy is control. The more I let go and not try to control the better the results are- it's a life lesson about trusting my intuition and going with the flow. Most of the time when I finish a shoot i'm not sure at all what I got and if its great or not, and i love that, i love the unknown , the mystery- it means I went right to the edge and took enough risks to not be certain of any result. It meansI laid it all on the line and risked my reputation and self-confidence- and almost every time the universe rewards me with astonishing photos that are far better than anything I could have choreographed or controlled, photographs that can never be repeated because they were truly of a singular moment and a singular meeting of artist, subject, time, place and mood.  A great photograph for me is like the weather, impossible to control or predict but if you harness it right you have access to unimaginable power.- ricardo scipio