Thanks so much for the high praise. Nika is quite comfortable with her body and it shows in the photos. With my photography, I choose my models carefully and ask them not to put on makeup and to dress as naturally as possible (I guess being without clothes is as natural as it gets!). The goal is to remove all masking layers between the lens and the person.
I like her all wet and soapy in this series, but this is my favorite picture of her in this series. Nika is a captivating beauty. I hope there are more photos of her in the near future. I'm glad she poses for these shots, even though she may not care much for them. Please let her know she has many fans. She is one of the most beautiful women on DeviantArt. One question, you've used this setting with a few other models. Is this your residence or some other set? Many thanks for the wonderful work you produce. I look forward to more photos of Nika and your other models in the future.
It is my residence. Unlike in many other countries, few models seem to want to/ are able to host a shoot (in my experience). For example, if you look on PurplePort (UK site) the vast majority of models can host a shoot. I have much more to post of Nika- stay tuned!
I would have answered that question with, "Because you are gorgeous, that's why." I've revisited models 9 years after a shoot. It is wonderful to have a series covering a persons life as they change over the years.