" Capturing Beauty, Creating Art "
My name is Monique van Doorn, original from the Netherlands but now living the life of a Nomad. Because I want to explore the world, meet new people and learn from my experiences. I started with Art as my Therapy in 2009 after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. To get my mind of the fear of dying... Now a survivor I wish for other women to free themselves from all that is holding them back by baring it all. My goal is for women to feel comfortable in their own skin and to boost their confidence level. "Freedom can only be achieved once you conquer your fear. My goal is to pull women across this line."
Monique and more...
My inspiration comes mostly from intense conversations with confident, beautiful, sensual ladies. Whoever manages to stir my curiosity and spark my creative juices, may end up in front of my camera … I feel empowered when the result entices people, draws them out and helps them explore their fantasies…It’s not about art, it’s about their reactions…the sheer pleasure of it – mine and yours!
The series is called " Little Secret " referring to the secret identity of many of the models, many of whom are respected ladies in our community; – we see and meet them everywhere on a daily basis. They dared to explore their sensual side, but they have not yet fully exposed their identities… hence, the models are a little secret… Only I know who they are, and I’m not telling...
Owning a Monique,
My photo's portray the sensuality of the female body using various stages of nakedness, with a wink that says they’re teasing and luring in the viewer. A seductive statement we all secretly want to make. It speaks about the sexuality of its owner, but more importantly it says that you appreciate indulging in sensual foreplay in any setting…but you like to keep that your own little secret...
Tease and Trigger and Provoke,
"To me, it is not about the quality or sharpness of the actual photo, but about the thoughts it provokes. I want to tease the viewer. Each photo has provoked thoughts and fuelled countless conversations that triggered new discoveries in me and especially in my models. These discoveries we cherish between women…our little secrets… I can’t imagine anything as intriguing and tantalising as a sensual woman when she is exposing her inner beauty through her body. When a woman is as confident when she is naked as she is in clothes, she exudes so much sexiness, it begs me to put her infront of my camera …", said Monique when asked to explain her 'art'.