“Feliz Paloma Gonzalez is a pseudonym I use, because not everyone has an open mind. I have had to accept that and make compromises accordingly. Feliz Paloma is the name I would have been given had I been female, so the story goes.”
Another random photography find, Feliz Paloma Gonzalez shoots mostly female nudes.
So once again, this website features photographs of nude women, so don’t go if that’s not for you. However if you share FPG’s love of the form, masterfully shot in various techniques and styles, look over the extensive galleries.
FGP is equally eloquent in text as in images, so I shall post extracts of his manifesto in his own words:
“My goal is to produce beautiful and intriguing images of the nude woman. I prefer to work spontaneously and creatively in the moment, without too much preconceived idea/concept. This takes some trust, by both the model and myself.”
“I usually work in TRADE: a collaborative exchange of talent, time, energy, equipment, etc. For me, the introduction of money changes the dynamic in subtle but real ways, and affects the quality of the images. I support people making money from their efforts, but for this work I try to avoid it. I have a separate profession I make my living from.”
“Women sometimes worry that they are not beautiful enough, or that they’re bodies are not perfect. No one is perfect, but everyone can shine, in my opinion, and it’s my job to capture and celebrate that shining ;-)”
Take a look at the slide-show of some of the Last Shots (bottom of the model’s page http://felizpalomagonzalez.com/fpmodel.html); there’s a warm feeling of joy running right through them. RC