The camera has a tendency to turn people into objects of mass-production, faces in the crowd.
WHAT PETTER Hegre has spent his life pursuing is the individuality within his subjects, the subterranean aspects of their being, turning his models into living examples of the individual. Some models are a blank canvas without depth or originality.
Inna will not suffer such a fate. A rare beauty, to be sure, she has the unique qualities and characteristics that have made her one of the most popular still life models at the art academies in Kiev. Sure those student Picassos want to be sketching young naked girls with slim ripped bodies, but it takes more than mere nudity to be asked back again and again.
Inna works part-time as a waitress, sits for painters and photographers, and will bring her dominant personality to whatever she sets her mind to. At 19, it's just so hard to decide.