Anais - OOAK Inamorata 2.0
This was a truly wonderful project. The customer gave me the two different versions of lyrics from Madonna's song Erotica and asked me to interpret them with full artistic freedom. It was so curious to notice that a song I had loved so much as a teenager was so obviously kinky.
My first visions after many times reading and listening to the two versions of the song, was obviously of the Mistress Dita speaking in the song, but I prefer to avoid the obvious, so I mind wandered to the person being spoken to: the submissive. Again, my mind conjured up images or pain and runny mascara, but that is not in the nature of masochism. I researched faces in pain and it seems the face we make when in extreme pain and in the moment of orgasm are the same. So I gave her bruises, welts and rope marks that come from her play, but also a face lit up with angelic bliss.
I named her Anais in honour of the brilliant Anais Nin, the writer of a book called Erotica.
For the photoshoot we selected a Chocolate Nnaji doll to break stereotypes. Through the photoshoot I tried to convey the sensations, the intense sensuality, the connection and caring, the surrender into a hypnotic trance that I felt int he song.