Girls at the age of innocence are not only exquisite subjects to photograph, they embody all the promise of life in its fullest meaning.
THE TEENAGE years can be traumatic or blissful. In the past, girls have felt hemmed in by traditions and taboos that are fading in the age of the New Nude and creating freedoms that have never existed before.
In that sense, Darina with her full, lush breasts, great swath of dark hair and dark probing eyes personifies the joy of meeting the freedoms of the new age in acknowledging her irrepressible physical attributes as a gift to be shared with the camera. Without a moment's self-consciousness, in her first nude session she lazily shed her clothes and, like a well-fed she lion, stretched out on the leather sofa, not posing, just being herself.
From the sofa to the swirling whirl of the Jacuzzi, Darina had found her vocation.