I am delighted to share the fruits of my first (modeling) project of 2019 - me portraying a modern day Madame X with the one and only Duncan Idaho (x2)!
The shot is part of the “Cat Women” series by Brooke Hummer, which is a celebration of powerful, independent women and their cats. When examples from the series were posted in late November, I was in awe. I contacted Brooke regarding the series and was flattered when she said I was a perfect fit for her recreation of John Singer Sargent’s Madame X.
When we began coordinating the shoot, I suggested we schedule the session to take place on my 37th birthday to punctuate the start of my late 30s. Shooting at this specific time - on my day - added another layer of meaning to the piece. It was my way of challenging and rejecting the societal norm that as women age they “lose power.”