The Goddess Project
Fine Art Photography Project for Women battling with Breast CancerI have been dreaming to start the "Goddess Project" for such a long time. My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, and she has been one of the people who inspired me to start my photographic career. I also photographed few clients after their battle with breast cancer to heal and rebuild confidence. It has always been emotional for my clients and me to see themselves as powerful, confident and beautiful women again.
In my humble opinion, beauty is born from the imperfections instead of the idealized image of the perfection. So even though often my clients asked me to photograph them showing them as if they still had both of their breasts, I always wanted to photograph people showing the perfectly imperfect body after the surgenry and treatment. Every one, should be able to feel powerful and beautiful in every condition, situation and walk of life.
Hince the " Goddess Project". I want to recreate famous class oil paintings or sculptures of goddess using fine art photography, but with women who has lost one or both of the breasts (or hair, or whatever) in the battle with breast cancer.
The fine art images are inspired by..
Venus, Henri-Pierre Picou
Lady Godiva, Johan Collier
The Birth of Venus, Sandro Boticelli
Liberty Leading the People, Eugène Delacroix
Winged Victory of Samothrace
Three Graces in Primavera, Sandro Botticelli
The Source, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Aphrodite of Milos
01.03-30.04 Model Call for women battling with breast cancer
A separate consultation will be scheduled after you apply. You will receive a confidence coaching session from me. We will also discuss which of the above arts you will be recreating. We will sign a model release form at the consultation if you agree with all the term and conditions so we can schedule the shooting day.
01.04 - 30.07 Photoshoots in my studio at Korkeavuorenkatu
(The Godiva image will probably not happen in my studio as a horse won't be able to come in. But we will figure something out)!
01.08 - 30.09 Fine Art image production & Possible exhbitions
I will be looking at possible exhbition opportunities for the serie in September, if it happens, you will also be invited!
Rose Ribbon Gala, Auction of the images to raise fund for Roosa nauha
During the gala, the images will be auctioned to support the cancer research.
In Collaboration with Women of Aalto
Read the below terms & Conditions before you apply
What will I get as a model?You will be photographed as a beautiful, powerful woman. As a memory of the photo shoot, I will gift you a printed version of the final image (roughly A4 size). I would like to tell your story when exhbiting the images. Your image & story will positively impact many women out there having the similar experience.
Nudity in the inspiration images and end produced imagesThe purpose of the project is to show the perfectly imperfect female form during or after the cancer treatment. The fine art images will try to recreate the expression, pose and mood of the above paintings & sculptures, to an extend that the general audience will easily recognize them. So a certain level of nudity is expected to show in the finished images. Of course, it will be artistically and sensitively handled during and after the photo shoot that you don't need to be totally nude in front of me. And we can always cover a bit more than in those above images during the photoshoot.
Model ReleaseThe model will give irrevocable and unrestricted right to the photographer to use and publish photographs of the model or in which the model may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising, educational and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same without restriction. The model releases all claim to profits that may arise from use of images.
Apply and share the love!
Using the title: Model call for the Goddess Project
Please tell me your basic information and story, attach 1-2 casual photos of yourself.
NO PREVIOUS MODELING EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED! And you definately don't need to look like any of the people in the inspiration images above! You are perfect just as you are!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call me at 0452016100
Sharing is carding, please share the oppotunity with the sisters on the same journey!
*I will handle the applications in a first come first serve bases, try to schedule all the consultations until I find all the models needed to re-create these images.
What my previous clients say about my work
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- Johanna Maria Daviesthe author of Lighten Up to Be Enlightened! and Apsara's Dance and the founder of Virtuous Arts
Shanshan Gong has it all; she is a talented photographer, make-up artist, hairdresser and a life coach. What more would you need when wanting to create perfect portraits of yourself and your loved ones? A perfect studio of course! Shanshan's studio is the most beautiful studio I have ever been to. Needless to say, I recommend her services wholeheartedly. The experience is filled with harmony that is seen even in the detail of being offered quality Chinese tea from beautiful china with her impeccably manicured hands.
I know Shanshan for more than 7 years now and we have been trough soo much together both working on many different projects and on our own life journeys. I have always admired how holistic and multi talented she is, combining great emotional intelligence, mature and deep analytical thinking, extreme enthusiasm, passion and dedication into her work and personal relationships, being so strong and powerful and in the same time girly and crazy emotional when comes to cute animals (and not only). She really embraces her femininity.
Shanshan always approaches everything she does aiming to understand and dive to the roots of it, allowing herself to be vulnerable and to empower others. She is really able to transform the way people see themselves and their reality, which is ultimately shaping it.
The magic she is able to catch with her camera comes from deep inside of her models sincerely showing how they feel, their different in some cases unexplored sides and who they are becoming!
Recently I had the privilege to experience her services from the models perspective and I got sooo much more than I expected. Shanshan was there for me from defining the objectives of the shoot, choosing the best outfits, giving her strong professional opinion while embracing my personality and going wild experimenting and creating stunning art!
Its impossible to express with words how grateful I am for knowing Shanshan and having her in my life! Every single conversation with her opens new universes of opportunities and beauty, while being constructive and to the point.
I truly recommend to everyone who wants to experience part of this power and beauty to connect with Shanshan trough her coaching and art!
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