Erik Kessels' Amateur Models




It is not likely that you will stumble upon these women when googling ‘amateur models’. They are not the obvious porn magnets that are scattered around cyberspace. No, that would spoil all the fun for Erik Kessels, our champion of making public what normally stays obscured. This adman knows how to lift the tile of photography and discover its slaters. Indeed, the forgotten elements of the medium are as much neglected as they are omnipresent. As with the models, availability was never the problem. You just have to see the beauty, that’s the trick. And be smart enough to have them exhibited in public, of course. As for these amateur models: hail to the women for their courage, praise be to Kessels for putting them back on stage and thank God for photography!

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