I started photographing models when I came back to France and settled in Paris. I enjoy shooting fashion and playing around in the studio, but I remain drawn to portraiture, and for me raw, nude photography is the most beautiful form of portraiture. The series I’m presenting today for Apple Pie Magazine is called Black Sea Siren. It was shot in Odessa, Ukraine this summer during one of my annual pilgrimages to the East. I found with Stanislava that our work and attitude towards photography and creation resonated, and we set up a shoot. We took these pictures in a sun-drenched room with a large window towards the Black Sea, and tried to bring inside the energy and vibe of the seaside in the summer. Stanislava is an artist and a model, and in her work she embodies the free spirit, energy and creativity of the Romantic artist muses. I had a ton of fun creating these images and hope you enjoy them.