Paola Vivas Captured Model Maya in a Youth-Inspired Series

 - Nov 20, 2013
References: misspvivas & c-heads
Photographer Paola Vivas captured model Maya in this adorable, youth-inspired shoot to capture the organic beauty of childhood. The cute model looks so young and natural with clips in her hair and ‘pigtail’ braids. Her scrunch-nosed smile and delicate features create a willing suspension of disbelief because the shoot is free from any kind of sexuality.

Her poses seem so natural and playful: arms raised in the air with a silly grin, one hand on the hip, leg up on the chair and playing with her hair. Each of these little gestures reflect the confidence and carefree nature children have and how comfortable they are in their own skin.

A youth-inspired photo shoot like this is so different from most fashion photography. This shoot aims to demonstrate the way children don’t fuss over their appearances and strive to add play to everything they do. It comments on a time in life that many adults wish they had again. It doesn’t matter if your hair is frizzy, or your sweater is too big, or your pants are too short to reach your ankles. This shoot really seems to encourage adults not to take themselves so seriously and have a little fun.