Mark I Chester studio
1229 Folsom St./SF  415-621-6294


Michael J Berkowitz


Seven years ago, inspired by a book of erotic photos from the 1800ís, I began to create vignettes in my studio and photograph women in them. I quickly fell in love with the images and the process and began to work in photography exclusively. Initially, my only wish was to create a beautiful image. As more women approached me wanting to pose, I began to focus more on the models, their interaction with me and the camera, and their desire to play a role and expose themselves. Many of them expressed to me how powerfully it affected them to pose, how liberating and empowering it was. ... The images have become icons, hinting at mysterious and powerful female cults.

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