We love shoots that push conceptual boundaries, take place against complex backdrops, tell stories and require all hands on deck to make them a reality. But at the other end of the spectrum are shoots that forgo the cast of thousands, make do without the studio lighting, and offer up a naturally beautiful result. This shoot is one of those stripped-back moments, involving only a photographer, her camera, and the model.

Kelly Defina shot Natascha Verkaik in all natural light in locations local to her home. All clothes belong to the model – moments at ease in her everyday second skin.

natascha verkaik by kelly defina

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Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina
Natascha Verkaik by Kelly Defina

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