“I have so much admiration for all these women who accept themselves the way there are and who are not afraid to show it.”
French beauty Pauline shares some intimate thoughts and images with us. Photographed by her soulmate and lover Guillaume Gaubert we get a deep insight into her way of thinking while spreading her gorgeous naturalness, confidence and sense for sensuality.
About this series:
“We had a shoot planned with Guillaume for a beautiful hotel in Saint-Tropez. Idyllic opportunity.
At this time we both felt something, we immediately realized something was going on during our first personal nude shoot on the evening.
I was feeling good with him.
I was happy to shoot with him, but I was even more happy to simply be with him. His presence felt good to me.
Hard to explain!
Then after this perfect week-end we met each other again and this feeling never left me. Guillaume doing nude photos with others girls has made me question our relation at the beginning but actually it doesn’t bother me. I share this same passion and I am happy for him. I like seeing his work with others girls, give my advice and my ideas.
If he’s happy then I’m happy!
I know how to put things in perspective and I trust him.
This relationship makes me happy so I’m serene.”
About being nude:
“I like nude. I love nude. I have always loved nude. Women’s body in particular. All women are beautiful and photography allows us to show the beauty of the female body. The curves, breasts, butt, legs, hips, etc… everything is splendid. Each woman has her differences.
I have always loved looking at nude magazines and books. I have so much admiration for all these women who accept themselves the way there are and who are not afraid to show it. The photographer captures moments of life and knows how to highlight the beauty of each women. Nude is fascinating.
The power of a woman who controls her body and what she wants to show of herself is very powerful. Nude helps me to accept myself as I am. To love me with my flaws.
I feel pretty, unique, proud. I feel free.
With Guillaume I feel at ease, I feel beautiful, I feel different.
You have to feel comfortable to do some nude work. The photographer has to listen to the model, and with Guillaume it’s our magic moment. To capture the present and its emotions.”
“I am not perfect, so what? What’s perfection? Everything is relative. Real beauty hides in the look of the beholder.”
About body positivity:
“Photography, nude or not, helps me a lot to accept myself as I am.
I am not perfect, so what? What’s perfection? Everything is relative. Real beauty hides in the look of the beholder.
There are a lot of things that I don’t like about me, things that I would have changed if I could. I compare to others girls that I find better looking than myself, who have more breasts or better hair. There will always be someone better somewhere else. My stretch marks will never leave, so why not just accept them? There are here and are a part of me, of every woman, why hide or hate them? Even men has them. Everybody. So better accept them and be proud of them. That’s where lies real beauty. Surgery, make up, all these things can help you to feel more feminine but it´s without those things that I feel pretty and myself.
Guillaume manages to make me like my flaws and accept them. I can see his vision through his photos and the beauty he sees in me. Sometimes I even surprise myself to like my cellulite on his photos, and that are the moments where photography “helps” me.
Yes, he often takes photos of girls more pretty than me, taller, thinner, with more breasts, but it doesn’t matter! We are all unique. I love seeing his work with others models and I’m happy to share this passion with him.”
About being natural:
“To me, the beauty of women lies in what’s natural. Raw. Pure.
Capturing her flaws and differences is what makes her unique. Each woman is beautiful when she loves herself and when a man looks at her with love or admiration.
At the beginning I had a lot of trouble accepting myself in the photos if they were not corrected. I wanted to look perfect. But as the years passed by, my vision evolved and now I want to look the most natural as possible. It’s important to me to take natural photos because that’s me and not an altered person. If I want to feel good in the everyday life, I need to look like the same person than in my photos and I don’t want the photographer to retouch anything. That’s when I feel natural and unique.
To accept yourself is not always simple but I wish to every woman to be able to do it even if it takes years, it doesn’t matter. I wish every woman to meet a man who will manage to show her how beautiful she is, naturally and simply.”
Photography by Guillaume Gaubert
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Model: Pauline – www.instagram.com/paulinesantamaria