Sheri Chiu, the nude fashion magazine editor, continues to impress me with the sheer joy she takes in her own body. Married to famous French portrait photographer Nicolas Guerin – the pair met through Model Mayhem – Sheri seems to have found the perfect match in a man whose stable demeanor perfectly complements her spontaneity.
When I look at the photographs Nicolas has taken of Sheri, with Sheri, with Sheri’s collaboration, it’s clear to me they feed and inspire each other. There’s no faking the joy she takes in posing for him. Excited by the intimacy that develops between photographer and model, Sheri is a true exhibitionist.
Photographer: Nicolas Guérin
Model: Sheri Chiu
MakeUp and Hair: Selina Spittler
Inspired by the art of Nobuyoshi Araki; a famous Japanese photographer whose work often features elements of eroticism and pornography, Guerin took a series of photographs of Sheri all tied up with nowhere to go. My favorite is the header pic, did you notice the watermelon shibari? Delicious.
P.S. I don’t know whose idea it was to throw a watermelon into the rope bondage mix, but it was sheer genius. I should learn shibari so I can start my own series of fruit and veggie bondage pics. I’ve had my eye on a yellow zucchini at my local supermarket that would do the job just fine.
Nicolas Guerin’s portfolio here. Sheri Chiu’s instagram here. Interview of Guerin and Sheri by Elsewhere Zine here.