“... gift of freedom”
I had the honor of meeting Ed in 2005 and was immediately drawn to his passion and artistic sensibility. Over the years we grew to be close friends and I always admired his captivating work.
Having posed in the past for an artist, of course Ed asked if I would ever be interested in collaborating with him. But, I was always a little hesitant. Not because I didn't feel comfortable with Ed, but because I was afraid to see the image of myself staring back at me.
Having struggled with body image my whole life, seeing my raw self was an inner challenge, but one I had to face.
I can't describe the feeling, but the minute I took off my robe, I felt the most comfortable I have felt in my whole life.
Ed gave me three wonderful gifts: the gift of freedom with my body, security in myself, and the gift of seeing the beautiful woman he saw through the lens.
I can't wait to capture the enlightening experience with Ed again.
Thank you Ed for helping me find my inner strength and discovering my physical beauty.