My best friend Samantha was in a terrible fire accident, and experienced 3rd and 4th degree burns over 60% of her body. One year after her recovery she asked me to be the first to photograph her scars naked.
Samantha and I held the shoot in my apartment for her comfort level. we played healing and uplifting music and she set the pace of the shoot. We cried, we laughed, we shot.
Samantha saw the shoot as her way of taking back control and her power over the scars, and celebrating her body's journey and path to healing,.