Ce n’est pas du porno c’est de l’amour

This is a project about women.
Femininity. Love.
Women growing, getting closer to their own identity.

This is a documentary about gender and sexuality, through my own story.

Where I grew up, being gay was not an option. I come from a religious country and family.
For a big part of my life, I had to hide who I really was.
Then, I decided to escape. Leaving my country made me free.
I wasn’t afraid anymore to hurt the people I love and I could love whoever I wanted.

After finding my own identity and sexuality I decided to portray the women I fell in love with.
In intimacy, moments, truth.

I photographed.
She posed.
She trusted me and I let her be.

Through the eye of my camera I portrayed her beauty, fragility, and nudity.
Giving space to confidence and freedom.
Letting her  be the women she really is.

I want to use these pictures as a weapon against the ignorance about gender and identity.
Because in more than seventy countries it is still illegal to be gay.

And because love is an universal language.

It’s not porn, it’s love.

| work in progress