Kevin Stenhouse Photography

Kevin Stenhouse Portrait and Figure Photography

Nude Portrait of a Woman

How I got here. (Part 1)

I remember being a 5 year old and walking around our home, while staring down into a mirror that reflected the ceiling above me. It was a fascinating way to see the world, a different perspective, that often led to a bruise or two.

Noticing that I may cause real harm, my grandmother gave me an old camera to peer through instead. I loved looking through old images of our family, there was magic to them.

A few years later I remember climbing a chair and looking into my grandfather’s top dresser drawer. There I found a copy of a 1960’s Playboy magazine and knew that someday I’d be photographing nudes.

My work centres around non-sexualized nudity as a way to see the human form from a different perspective then that offered by mainstream and social media.

For me, photography has always been about perspective. Seeking to understand your subject, framing the moment, then casting light. Photography becomes a metaphor for why we share this planet. 

We each have a unique story and perspective. When we aim to understand these stories and perspectives, while sharing our own, I believe we truly are at our best.

 

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