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Great expectations...


I was approached by someone who wanted something 'special'.

For days I was agonizing, racking my brain!

I invited her around for a chat and a bite to eat, I noticed how, when left by herself or while I was in conversation with someone else, she looked down and hugged her belly.


As I am very much a night person, I was inspired in the middle of the night, suddenly sat up in bed and had the PERFECT image in front of my mind's eye.

I consider pregnancy a very beautiful natural event, but also private, so that's why she's in silhouette.

Everybody who knows her, immediately recognizes her profile.

Prepared the studio and lights, with Paul's help, in she came, I gave her one of my Japanese house-kimonos, she took the pose with total ease.

Took a couple of polaroids, to check the angle of the lights to perfection, then I took THE SHOT, not 2 or 3, no, just the ONE!

Most people say, it's like she is looking into a 'crystal' ball, what will the future bring?

It was a girl...

Done on Hasselblad (square neg 6X6), only the sides are cropped.

Thank you, Magda.



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Uploaded on July 2, 2007