Photo Story - The Red Storm (NSFW)

January 19, 2015  •  4 Comments

The Red Storm

(Other than a little bit of tweaking of the overall picture in Lightroom, Tatyana has not been Photoshopped in any way.)

 

The original draft of this was a novella-sized post, pretty words full of sentimentality and saccharine sweetness.

Tatyana's the Red Storm, and that simply won't due. Her work and her passion require honesty, not sentiment. So, I won't say much more than this:

The Red Storm is one of the toughest, loveliest and most awesome people I know. She's an actress, and a model, a sister, a lover, and a friend. A provider of delicious baked goods. And, a cancer survivor.

Please, take a gander at the Daily News' piece on her after her double-masectomy - and, how she was back on stage, rehearsing, ten days afterwards.

True story, bro.

This is also about the wonderful, amazing work of Cathi Locati, a fantastic artist with a mission that I'd never realized was absolutely important and vital: she's a professional Fine Artist and an Areola Architect. Her work helps that part of the process that we very rarely get to hear about: what happens after the survivor survives breast cancer and must now come to terms with her body.

I can't do justice to her work. I won't try, beyond honoring what she's done for one of my dearest friends with my camera:

 

 

 

Find out more about Cathi Locati's work at: Areola Architect

Find out more about Tatyana's Process after the Double Masectomy: Mata Hari's Lead Actress Tatyana Kot/Double Masectomy Story

 

Cheers,

Theik

 

 

 


Comments

4.enamel(non-registered)
This is a really moving story. Thank you for sharing and all the best to the lady.
3.Alaric(non-registered)
Great work honoring your friend to share her story.
2.Al(non-registered)
What an amazing series. Not only are they great shots, but the bravery and trust involved for everyone is inspiring. You are both awesome!
1.Cathi Locati(non-registered)
Thank you Theik for realizing the true hero of this story - the brave mastectomy soldier we know and love, Tatyana! Thanks for your kind words about the work I do as an Areola Architect - after a lifetime of chasing the fine artist's life, my complete job satisfaction lies in bringing the sexy back to breast cancer survivors - which you have demonstrated so beautifully through your photography. It is an honor to have worked together, the three of us - in achieving this happy, healthy individual and solving issues through fine art! Who knew? Now its up to us to get the word out and help as many more of them as we can! Keep up the beautiful work.
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