There’s something pure about it all. Her eyes glisten. She is surrounded by forest. It’s nature in its raw state. Not the nature of an Eden, it’s too dark for that, but nature untouched by man. She’s not off the beaten track in so much as she is nowhere near one at all. She is surrounded by wilderness as nature intended. And for much of the photo shoot Hannah May is as nature intended. As naked and untouched as the leaves which surround her; a nymph, her privacy intruded upon. Or perhaps she’s calling us in, the youthful antithesis to a harpy.
David Paul Larson’s framing tells as much of the story as Hannah May’s makeup-less skin: she’s not a model placed in front of a backdrop, she’s part of the forest. In one shot Hannah May’s fringed face takes up just a corner of the scene, the rest of our view overrun by rambles of ivy. She’s at home in that ivy; a dryad at one with the forest.
Photographed by David Paul Larson for the 11th issue of Bambi magazine and featuring model Hannah May, you can view the whole photoshoot by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing through the gallery.