Please note this competition is now closed. Thank you so much to all who entered and especially for your lovely beautiful words! I am also so happy that Samjhana gets to see them all, as she really deserves all the praise!
We have a WINNER!
Congratulations to Anita! Anita gets a ticket to Vitality, Longevity and Genius conference in London 4th November! Wahoo! Exciting stuff! I will be there too and can't wait!
I have a confession to make...
I love anything peppermint, prefer most things over shopping, miss painting murals, could make a good fruitarian, am fluent in Russian and used to be in Japanese, laugh really loud, would rather stay home, facepaint for fun, own more scarves than anyone I know, can make an egg stand on its tip, and am totally terrified of photographers.
Yeah. I totally get him.
If you do as well, even just a teeny tiny dot, you would be VERY interested in whom I am about to introduce to you...
I met her at a seminar over a year ago and instantly became the number one fan of her work. If I told you how often I visited her site, you’d probably call me a stalker.
It’s true! This woman’s photographs had something extra special in them. They had their very own heart beat, and it was in sync with mine...
And I was not disappointed one bit. Far from it. In fact I was absolutely blown away by the trouble Samjhana went to, making it an incredible experience for me. From devoting precious time getting to know me and you too (my audience) before working out a location, to countless phone calls to various orchards and bio-dynamic farms for status update on the crops, to actually carrying me across a field full of prickles.
Sounds like I am making it up doesn’t it? Oh no. She really got me on her back and crossed a massive yard to the other side so my feet don’t get stung. I am sure she won’t be so keen on word about this one getting out incase you too might expect the same, but I really thought you needed to know how special Samjhana is.
My day with her flew by like nobody’s business and whatever she did to take my mind off being in front of the camera, I will never know. Much of Goddess Portraiture work is to capture natural beauty stripped of all material things, so she has to be good at making you feel at home in the nude and certainly has an extraordinary gift to make you feel completely comfortable in your own skin.
I wish for every woman to experience a day like mine and seriously encourage you to check out more of Samjhana’s work right away...
Here are some images from our day together, which I'll use to spruce up this Better Raw website:
And because she is so amazing, she even agreed to give you 10% off when you mention my name ‘Tanya Alekseeva’.
And because you are amazing and I trust your opinion, I want to give you one of my tickets I got to the most awaited event of the year ‘Vitality Longevity and Genius’ worth £95!
All you have to do in the comments below is:
1. Choose whether you prefer photograph A, B, C, D, E or F to be my new profile image
2. Include your full name
Winner drawn at random regardless of photo choice. Competition is open to anyone. Only one entry per person. Winner announced Monday 3rd Oct 2011