“When I shoot I’m not looking to capture something pretty, I’m looking to capture something real,” says Clarens Tyson of his photography work. In shooting model Gabrielle we’d be lying to say he didn’t do both, though in this case what Clarens really means is that ‘pretty’ isn’t enough – something real goes beyond pretty. Something real is beautiful.
“Here I introduce Gabrielle from Next models, this beautiful 5’9 model with freckles,” says Clarens. “She’s an amazing model and a beautiful person. For this shoot it was only Gabrielle and I. I wanted to go with simplicity and focus on emotions for that shoot and really capture her natural beauty.” Statuesque, beautiful, and covered by galaxies of freckles, Clarens is right on all accounts.
20th Century Literateur Dorothy Parker once wrote: “Four be the things I’d have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.” Perhaps for her time that were true, but Clarens Tyson’s shoot makes it clear that freckles can be scratched from that equation.
View the full shoot of model Gabrielle by Clarens Tyson